A California man whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant in March 2008 reacted this morning to the backlash over President Donald Trump's stance on illegal immigration. 

Jamiel Shaw St. said he campaigned alongside Trump last year because he felt that the then-candidate's views on increased border security were genuine. 

Jamiel Shaw Jr., 17, was killed in a drive-by shooting when two Latino men mistook him for a gang member.

His father, Jamiel Shaw Sr., said before the murder, the killer was released from a county jail despite an ICE order to hold him following several gun charges.

"Instead of deporting him, they just let him out like he was at YMCA camp. He murdered my son the same day he got out," said Shaw on "Fox & Friends."

Shaw recalled telling his story to Trump, explaining that the president was deeply affected by his story and that he wants to enforce the law. 

"I could tell that it hurt him. ... I trusted that he was gonna do something and he came through. I'm happy that he's doing it, but now we have to enforce it and he's got all these people fighting against him," he said. 

Watch the interview above.

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