The father of a 17-year-old who was killed in 2008 by an illegal immigrant spoke out in favor of two bills up for a vote in the House Thursday aimed at curbing illegal immigration.

Jamiel Shaw Sr.'s son, Jamiel Jr., was shot by a "Dreamer" Mexican-born gang member who was a known offender.

Jamiel Sr. heard the gunshots and stayed with his son until medics arrived.

His son's killer was raised "like a rabid pitbull" and "Satan's disciple," Shaw said.

The House of Representatives will consider two immigration bills Thursday afternoon. Kate's Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act seek to end sanctuary cities by placing harsher punishments on illegal immigrants who try to return to the United States, especially those who commit crimes.

"We're running around out here like lambs in the Serengeti," Shaw said.


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Shaw's message to the Senate is, "Do your job."

"He's a true man," Shaw said of Trump's action on the immigration issue. "And I really wish people would give him the chance to do what he's gotta do."

"Ten years later, I still don't even believe it happened," he said of his son's tragic murder. "Your whole life is just living in the past."


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