Skip to comments.Donald Trump 'Is Speaking for Us,' Say Parents of Son Killed by Illegal Immigrant
Posted on 07/09/2015 8:41:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The mother and father of a young man killed by an illegal immigrant are voicing their support for Donald Trump. "He's trying to do something and they're trying to shut him down," declared the victim's mother.
In 2008, Anita Shaw was serving in Iraq when her son, a high school football standout, was gunned down near his home in Los Angeles by gang member and illegal immigrant Pedro Espinoza. Jamiel Shaw Jr. has been described by his parents as an excellent student athlete who was drawing interest from Stanford and Rutgers University. His parents called Shaw, 17 at the time of his death, a "regular" church attendee.
Espinoza is said to have confused Jamiel's spider man backpack for a rival gang's colors.
In an interview with The Daily Mail, Shaw compared her son's murder to the recent murder of Kathryn Steinle, who was killed by an illegal immigrant that had been deported five times. The murderer, who confessed to his crime, found a home in San Francisco, a sanctuary city.
Espinoza, who was convicted in 2012 and given a sentence of death for killing Shaw, was released from prison early on gun charges the day before the murder and lied to immigration officials about his status. According to Shaw's father, Jamiel Shaw Sr., immigration officials did not check Espinoza's status.
"I still don't understand why it happened," declared Shaw's mother, "just like what happened in San Francisco, why wasn't this guy deported after he was released from prison. Sanctuary city, that's crazy.
"When I heard about the girl in San Francisco, I said, 'oh no, not again,' she was so pretty and so young and to be with her father and brother when it happened, just enjoying her day, and then all of a sudden no more."
Trump, who is facing an increasing corporate backlash for some of his comments about violent illegal immigrants, tweeted out a link to the Daily Mail article on the Shaw's story, calling it "a must read."
The victim's father testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee in 2013, pleading for lawmakers to enact immigration policies that would prevent these crimes. "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," Shaw said.
"He shot my son in the stomach and then in the head, killing him," Jamiel's father said. "Do black lives really matter? Or does it matter only if you are shot by a white person or a while police man? The district attorney proved in court that my son was murdered because he was black and wearing a spiderman backpack," declared Shaw.
On "Fox & Friends" Wednesday, Shaw's father declared that "Trump is right on" and added that Trump "is speaking for us." Shaw told Tucker Carlson that he, too, has been accused of being racist for advocating for border security.
Macy's, NASCAR, and ESPN are just two of the corporate entities that have recently cut ties with Trump over his comments concerning illegal immigration. Trump, however, fired back: "Headlines blared all over the world, 'ESPN and NASCAR Dropping Trump" Give me a break! All of this because of my strong stance on illegal immigration during my run for president. ... Make America Great Again!"
Earlier this month, Trump also released a statement where he said "The Mexican government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States."
Trump, who declared his candidacy for the White House last month, joined a crowded field of Republican candidates seeking the party's nomination. The Obama administration has received criticism by some for doing little to enforce existing immigration laws.
A black couple speaking up sincerely for Trumps immigration position.
Except for FOXnews, Drudge, Breibart, etc.
If an American is injured or dies by the hand of one of these illegals, that is perfectly acceptable to Obama and other extremists. They are OK with these 100% avoidable maimings and deaths.
It’s sick he is using a grieving couple to advance his little charade. He isn’t going to do anything for this poor couple.
These are tragedies of unspeakable proportions.
Worse (if I read this correctly), Mrs. Shaw was serving in Iraq - UNDER ORDERS OF A THE SAME GOVERNMENT THAT AIDS AND ABETTS THE ILLEGAL INVADERS who killed her son.
How do parents deal with all this? All I can say is ‘There but for the Grace of God go I’ Prayers for the Shaw family and all the heretofore forgotten families in mourning.
Mr. Trump is doing a great service to the families and the nation.
A calculated risk they are willing to accept. Digusting.
Who else has, for the past 20 years, spoken up for the Americans who have suffered at the hands of the illegal invaders?
Did you carry on this way with McCain or Bush for making sure this goes on despite the obvious security threats? Do you post remarks like about Rubio’s amnesty stand?
Your shallow criticisms are not holding water anymore. You apparently have some personal vendetta against The Donald, or jealously that is apparent.
Your nonsense is getting tiresome.
True. But it is all over Facebook.
If an American is injured or dies by the hand of one of these illegals, that is perfectly acceptable to Obama and other extremists
Many of these extremists wear R jerseys
Yeb Bush, Rubberio, Huckabee, Pataki, etc.
“You apparently have some personal vendetta against The Donald, or jealously that is apparent. Your nonsense is getting tiresome.”
Yeah, Nick’s out on that limb with a saw for sure!
The media are ignoring the fact that blacks in LA, like Jamiel, are killed by illegals just for being black. There’s a suburb of Los Angeles called Canoga Park. The LAPD out-and-out told blacks to stay out of Canoga Park because it’s not safe for them...too many illegals there who might kill them just because of their race. There are far too many towns and neighborhoods in this country where American citizens and legal immigrants are not safe, due to murderous illegals. Thank goodness for Donald Trump and Ann Coulter, who are telling the truth and not backing down.
There has been ethnic cleansing taking place in LA where whole neighborhoods have changed hands.
Trump is giving these people an opportunity to do something so other parents and loved ones won't be slaughtered by invaders.
Come on, you’re better than this.
Trump should bring these folks to the debates along with a dozen or so other families of of American victims.
Trump briefly summarizes their stories then points to and zoom in on their grieving faces.
Play the media game. Trump knows how to do this.
NASCAR, with their Leftist positions on the flag of the Confederacy and on illegal mexicans, has become the Dixie Chicks of this decade. Hopefully, NASCAR will feel the effects of their cowardice very soon.
No he isn’t. He trolls every single thread in which Trump attacks illegal immigration, the media, the GOPe, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, etc. I’m actually surprised that we have not seen a kitty attack on him...
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