The father of a teen boy killed by an illegal alien detailed his son’s brutal murder in an article supporting Donald Trump for president.
In an “opposing view” op-ed featured in USA Today, distraught father Jamiel Shaw Sr. attributed his son’s 2008 death to the failure to secure the nation’s borders.
“Jamiel was murdered three houses from our home and left in the street,” Shaw wrote. “He was shot in the stomach, and while he lay on his back with his hands up, he was shot a second time through his hand and in his head.”
“His mother, an Army sergeant, was on her way home from the Middle East when Jamiel was killed. She made it home in time to bury her son.”
Shaw says the person that killed his son was “an illegal alien from Mexico, a member of a violent street gang who had just been released from Los Angeles County jail after his third gun charge.”
“The L.A. Police Department described his killing as ‘random and senseless.’ Then-LAPD Chief said at a news conference that Jamiel was ‘assassinated.’”
Reiterating his belief that the billionaire and reality TV star is the only candidate “fighting to put American families first,” Shaw wrote that if Trump were to be elected president, “illegals like the one who shot my son will not be allowed to live in our country.”
“Donald Trump has made it clear that he, like most Americans, wants to return the rule of law to the people of this country,” wrote Shaw. “Without strong borders, we don’t have a country. Strong border enforcement is the first step to preventing future tragedies. We must secure our borders and return those who came here illegally to their native lands.”
Both Shaw and his wife, Anita, have been vocal about their life-changing ordeal since the open borders issue was brought to the political forefront by the real estate mogul.
“It makes me angry. Donald Trump, he’s trying to do something, and they’re trying to shut him down,” Anita told the Daily Mail in July.
Jamiel’s father also gave emotional testimony earlier this year during a House subcommittee hearing on immigration, squarely blaming the controversial DREAM Act for his son’s death.
“Why was this violent illegal alien allowed to walk the streets of America instead of being deported? Why was ICE not called to pick up this violent invader?” the father asked during the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing.
“Some people believe if you are brought over by no fault of your own that it makes you a good person. They want us to believe that DREAM act kids don’t murder. I am here to debunk that myth,” Shaw related, adding that, “DREAM Act kids have turned my family’s American dream into a nightmare.”