A father whose son was murdered by an illegal alien gave emotional testimony at a House subcommittee hearing yesterday, imploring the Obama administration to enforce the nation’s immigration laws.
Jamiel Shaw said his son, Jamiel Shaw II, was shot to death walking in his neighborhood one day by “a DREAMer” and “DACA recipient.”
Shaw claimed the illegal that killed his son had just been released from jail after serving a four month term for assault with a deadly weapon and battery on a police officer.
“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?” Shaw asked during the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing Wednesday.
The father said the perception that all DREAMers are innocent was a “myth.”
“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.”
Shaw, whose son’s name was attached to Representative Walter Jones’ “Illegal Alien Crime Reporting Act,” H.R. 1888, said the administration has been putting illegals before American citizens, and asked how many Americans would be murdered for the nation to come to its senses.
“Kids brought over the border by no fault of their own do kill Americans. How many Americans killed by illegal aliens are too many? One? Two? A hundred? Thousand? Hundred thousand?” Shaw posed to the committee.
Shaw was one of two American citizens who testified before the panel.
See the full transcript of Mr. Shaw’s testimony below, with key passages highlighted:
My name is Jamiel Shaw. My son Jamiel Shaw II was murdered by a DREAMer, a DACA recipient, a child brought to this country by no fault of his own. My family’s peace and freedom were stolen by an illegal alien from Mexico. He was brought here by his illegal alien parents and allowed to grow up as a wild animal. 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.
Kids brought over the border by no fault of their own do kill Americans. How many Americans killed by illegal aliens are too many? One? Two? A hundred? Thousand? Hundred thousand? Ask any parent whose child was murdered by an illegal alien how many is too many. As one of those parents, I am here to tell you that one is too many.
My son, Jamiel Shaw II, was murdered while walking on his own street. Three houses down from his home, an illegal alien on his third gun charge was visiting a neighbor when my son was coming home. He shot my son in the stomach and then in the head, killing him. Do black lives really matter? Or does it only matter if you are shot by a white person or a white policeman. The district attorney proved in court that my son was murdered because he was black and wearing a Spiderman backpack.
Jamiel’s mother, Army Sgt. Anita Shaw, who was serving in Iraq, fighting for their freedom, called me from Iraq to ask was it true that [Jamiel] was dead. How many other military families have made that same phone call from some foreign land in disbelief that their sons or daughters have been killed in America by illegal alien invaders. Do military families matter?
DREAM Act kids have turned my family’s American dream into a nightmare. The illegal alien DREAMer that murdered my son only served four months of an eight month sentence for assault with a deadly weapon and battery on a police officer. He was released from the county jail the day before he executed my son. 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?
We were promised that the federal government would keep us safe from violent illegal aliens. Article IV, Section IV of the US Constitution guarantees us protection against invasion. I see and hear black politicians, black athletes and black stars say, “Hands up. Don’t shoot.” My son was shot in the head by an illegal alien gangbanger while he lay on his back with his hands up. He still shot him, through his hand into his head and killed him.
My son thought he could walk down the street and not be murdered by an illegal alien. That he could depend on the government to secure our borders and keep the bad people out. Yes, black families matter. Yes, military families matter. All families matter, but the duty of the US government is to always put American families first.
Honorable Chairman and ranking member, today’s hearing was called to review the Department of Homeland Security’s policies and procedures for the apprehension and detention and release of non-citizens unlawfully present in the United States. In his November 20 , 2014 speech to the nation on immigration President Obama said; “If you are a criminal you will be deported. If you plan to enter the U.S. illegally your chances of getting caught and sent back just went up.” The president said he wanted to work with both parties to pass a more permanent legislative solution. The president also said; “And to those members of congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better or to question the wisdom of me acting where congress has failed, I have one answer; pass the bill”.
In three of the past four congress’ Representative Walter Jones has introduced the “Illegal Alien Crime Reporting Act,” which would address many of the issues this hearing was called to discuss but could never get a hearing. In the 113th congress Representive Jones renamed the bill after my son H.R. 1888. The Jamiel Shaw Jr. Memorial Act of 2013. Never got a hearing. As we sit here today I offer for consideration H.R. 1041 the ‘Jamiel Shaw II Memorial Act of 2015′. It is only two pages long but chops at the root of the problem.
Until the FBI is allowed to track and report illegal alien crime, it is doubtful that the American people will understand how severe the problem of violent illegal alien crime is. I doubt any ten people would define ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ the same way.
But I can assure you that what we really need is comprehensive immigration enforcement. Secure borders and ports of entry and the oversight of congress to assure that America and American families are job one.