Father of Son Slain by Illegal Alien Pleads with Gov. Brown to Veto AB 1081
Warns in Taped Interview that Bill Will Lead to More Family Tragedies
(Los Angeles, CA September 13, 2012) Jamiel Shaw, father of Jamiel Shaw Jr. who was murdered by an illegal alien gang member, is speaking out against AB 1081 which the California Legislature has approved and is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature.
AB 1081, known as the Trust Act, grants state and local law enforcement the discretion to ignore all U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers. It specifically prohibits them from honoring ICE detainers unless the illegal alien has been convicted of, or charged with, a “serious or violent felony.” Even then, the bill grants California law enforcement the discretion to ignore the detainer.
Jamiel Shaw Jr. of Los Angeles, California, was an innocent bystander when he was gunned down in March of 2008 by Pedro Espinoza, an illegal alien member of the 18th Street Gang. Just days before murdering Shaw, Espinoza was released from jail after serving time for a violent felony but was not deported because of a Los Angeles “sanctuary city” policy prohibiting city officials from inquiring about immigration status.
Mr. Shaw is asking Gov. Brown to reject AB 1081 on behalf of his deceased son “so that no family has to ever experience the pain we have. My family’s tragedy should be a wake up call that releasing criminal illegal aliens back onto the street after they’ve been arrested will just lead to more tragedies.”
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Also see the August 23 letter about AB 1081 sent to FAIR's Executive Director Julie Kirchner from ICE Director John Morton.