Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 140,000 people have died at the hands of illegal aliens on U.S. soil. That is more than we’ve lost in every war, military action, and terrorist attack going to the Korean War COMBINED!
View the PDF version of H.R. 2458, “The Jamiel Shaw, II Memorial Act of 2017“.
President Trump’s efforts to defund sanctuary cities via Executive Order were blocked by activist judges, which will drag out in the courts for years before the U.S. Supreme Court hears the case, which based on the way the EO was structured, may not be a case he can win.
For over a decade, FIRE Coalition, and its parent Patriot Coalition, have been on the front lines fighting this exact issue with legislation that doesn’t seek to recover funds from sanctuary cities and states, but rather, prevents them from getting federal tax dollars in the first place without demonstrating they are working with the FBI to identify and detain criminal aliens in their custody.
H.R. 2458 is NOT an immigration bill. It is a national security bill, a transparency bill, and a fiscal responsibility bill.
The “Jamiel Shaw, II Memorial Act of 2017” adds nationality and legal status to the crime reports already being sent to the FBI, and requires the FBI to publish that information publicly.
GAO studies commissioned by Members of Congress in 2005 and 2011 suggest we are losing 25 people every day at the hands of criminal aliens. The breakdown of that number, according to Rep. Steve King of Iowa, who commissioned the study, suggests roughly a dozen deaths each day to drunk driving, 8-9 murders, and 3-4 negligent homicides, which are deaths which, but for the negligence of illegal aliens, would not have occurred.
Two years ago, then-candidate Trump met with family members in Los Angeles, including Jamiel Shaw, Sr., the father of an amazing young man and athlete whose future was the American dream personified, snuffed out by a Dream Act gang banger, execution-style in front of their suburban L.A. home, now sitting on death row.
Over the next two years, candidate Trump continued his messaging to address this problem, including Mr. Shaw on many of his campaign stops, granting him a speaking opportunity the first night of the RNC convention, and bringing him to Washington and acknowledging him at the joint session of Congress he addressed shortly after taking office.
While President Trump’s commitment to the Shaw Family and other victims of violent criminal aliens is laudable, he can only do so much through the Executive branch without the help of Congress. Statutory provisions to deal with this issue are needed, and H.R. 2458, “The Jamiel Shaw, II Memorial Act of 2017” chops directly at the root of the problem.
Folks, this is the sixth consecutive Congress this legislation has been introduced, and high time it got hearings and a vote. Patriot Coalition is asking President Trump to encourage House Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte and House Homeland Security Chairman McCaul to finally prioritize this issue, to give this bill hearings and a vote.
We need co-sponsors, and help reaching out to Members of Congress and the President to get this bill on his desk!