House Judiciary Committee Republicans have launched a probe into the alleged murder-rape of a young autistic woman by a member of the MS-13 gang who was arrested at the US-Mexico border as an unaccompanied minor. Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) asked Biden's Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra in letters sent late Monday to explain how a known gangbanger from El Salvador was released from custody by both departments and permitted to live in the United States.

“The Biden Administration’s open-border policies have created vulnerabilities that criminal aliens and gang members exploit to the detriment of American citizens,” Jordan and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), chairman of an immigration subcommittee, wrote in a letter to Becerra. “Pursuant to the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Committee on the Judiciary is authorized to conduct oversight of federal immigration policy and procedures.”

The investigation was launched after pleas from the mother of the victim, Tammy Nobles, who wants answers as to how her daughter Kayla Hamilton, 20, became a victim of the known criminal that managed to slip through the immigration system and was able to live in Aberdeen, Maryland, before the slaying of Hamilton in her own bedroom.