Liberals call them “Dreamers.” But for Jamiel Shaw Sr., they’ve been his nightmare for nearly a decade.
It was almost 10 years ago to date – March 2, 2008 — that Shaw’s 17-year-old son, Jamiel Jr., was shot to death by an illegal alien brought into the country from Mexico as a child.
It’s been six years since that alien, Pedro Espinoza, was sentenced to die for the murder, according to The Associated Press.
But for Shaw Sr., with the debate swirling around President Donald Trump’s effort to get rid of former President Obama’s obscene accommodation for illegal immigrants known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the event might have been yesterday.
Shaw Sr. is no stranger to the immigration debate. An outspoken Trump supporter, he spoke at the Republican National Convention that nominated Trump to the presidency in 2016; he was a guest at Trump’s first address to Congress in February 2017 (even though The Washington Post scoffed).
And on “Fox & Friends” Saturday, Shaw recounted the events that led up to his son’s killing with the ease of a story told too often, but with a lesson he’s trying hard to convey.
The current negotiations on Capitol Hill about Trump’s offer to provide a path for citizenship for up to 1.8 million DACA recipients in exchange for real immigration reform with teeth, is missing the point entirely:
“Childhood arrivals” of today can easily become the street criminals of tomorrow.
“I don’t believe we owe them anything, you know,” Shaw Sr. told “Fox & Friends” in an interview that has been “liked” more than 42,000 times and shared more than 13,000 times by Sunday afternoon. “They seem to believe just because they were brought over that that makes them a child of God … The guy that murdered my son was brought over at 3 years old. He didn’t stay 3 years old.”
No, he didn’t. Eighteen at the time of the killing, Espinoza reportedly mistook Shaw Jr. – a high school athlete – for a Bloods gang member because he was a young, black man carrying a red backpack.
“He had three gun charges, his last one was assault with a deadly weapon, battery on a peace officer, and they only gave him eight months in the county jail. Let him out four months early …”
Check out the interview here:
This sentence summed it up:
“Our family members are dead. And when we complain, we’re a racist.”
Real Americans like Jamiel Shaw Jr., like Kate Steinle, are dead thanks to the actions of illegal immigrants.
In the Steinle case, it was a repeated border-crosser, in Shaw Jr.’s case, the killer was a young man who’d been brought into the country as a small boy.
But the point is the same in both – American citizens killed by people who literally had no business being in the country in the first place.
And Americans who point out what is only the obvious, undeniable truth, are somehow being smeared by liberals and their allies in the mainstream media, as irredeemable racists for wishing innocent people were not dead.
But the United States is a democratic form of government, and that usually means compromise by all parties to get any laws passed. Shaw Sr. understands that. That’s why he supports Trump’s compromise to deal with the DACA recipients, even though he hates what it will mean.
“I’m happy what he’s doing. I wish he wouldn’t give them the amnesty. I wish he would make them earn it. You know, one by one, they get vetted one by one. Not just a blanket amnesty, just because you were brought over.
“I don’t like that part, but, you know, I’m willing to take a little medicine to get what I want.”
Actually, what Shaw would really want, probably, is his son’s life back. But that’s impossible.
It’s shouldn’t be asking too much, though, for his country to restore some sense of sanity to its immigration laws.
But for Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, and their uncountable, ignorant allies in the media and the liberal American electorate, apparently it is.