A mother's grief has become a legal battle against the U.S. government.
Angel's Mom, Tammy Nobles, is taking legal action against President Joe Biden’s DHS and HHS after an MS-13 gang member allegedly killed her daughter.
In July 2022, Tammy Nobles' world was shattered when her daughter, Kayla Hamilton, fell victim to an atrocious crime. The accused, an MS-13 gang member and illegal alien had been released into the U.S. as an unaccompanied alien child (UAC) despite his known gang affiliations.
Nobles claims the DHS and HHS neglected to properly vet the individual's background, a failure she believes led directly to her daughter's murder and rape.
Tammy Nobles has voiced her anguish over the preventable nature of her daughter's death. Her lack of awareness about border issues prior to the tragedy has turned into a crusade to shed light on what she sees as systemic failures.
Tammy Nobles said, “The hardest part is that this could have been prevented; I could still have my daughter if they had just done their job.”
Nobles described her daughter as a sweetheart and a very loving and happy person. She mentioned that the song 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,' played at her daughter's memorial, perfectly encapsulated her great outlook on life. Nobles also expressed her belief that her daughter was unaware of the world's evilness.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, amidst impeachment efforts, did not meet with Nobles, adding to her frustration with the administration.
The "Catch and Release" program is under fire, with attorney Brian Claypool highlighting the alleged negligence in failing to follow vetting protocols. The DHS is criticized for its simplicity in identifying gang affiliations, such as checking for tattoos or making a call to El Salvador.
Additionally, HHS is accused of not ensuring a safe "verified sponsor" for the suspect, who eventually shared a trailer with Kayla Hamilton.
In testimony before Congress, Tammy Nobles criticized the DHS for its failure to conduct adequate background checks. She questioned the efficacy of providing the department with additional funds when existing protocols were not followed. Her frustration is a poignant reminder of the human cost of policy failures.
The incident involving Kayla Hamilton has intensified the ongoing scrutiny of U.S. immigration policies and the management of UACs. Secretary Mayorkas's impeachment efforts reflect a broader dissatisfaction with the current system.
From Fiscal Year 2021 to 2023, the release of over 370,000 UACs into the U.S. has sparked debate and concern about the government's capability to manage such cases effectively.
The lawsuit filed by Angel Mom Tammy Nobles against the DHS and HHS is emblematic of a larger issue plaguing the U.S. immigration system. The tragic death of Kayla Hamilton has brought to light the alleged failures in vetting processes for UACs.
Nobles' grief and testimony before Congress encapsulate the sentiment of many Americans who are deeply concerned about the safety and security implications of immigration policies.
The broader context includes criticism of the "Catch and Release" program, the role of government agencies in immigration, and the scrutiny of protocols designed to protect citizens. This case serves as a poignant reminder of the human impact behind the statistics and political debates.