H.R. 1041, “The Jamiel Shaw, II Memorial Act of 2015”

H.R. 1041, “The Jamiel Shaw, II Memorial Act of 2015”

(Formerly the Illegal Alien Crime Reporting Act)


It is time to defend America’s children!

In 2007, FIRE Coalition met with several Members of Congress to resolve an issue with the Uniform Crime Reporting Act (UCR) which prevented the FBI from tracking and reporting illegal alien crime.

Rep. Walter Jones, (R-NC-3) agreed this was both a national security and transparency issue, and committed to introducing what became H.R. 6192, the first “Illegal Alien Crime Reporting Act” as did Rep. Tom Tancredo, founder and chairman of the House Immigration Reform Caucus (IRC), Rep. Brian Bilbray, who took over as chairman of the IRC, was a prime sponsor in future congresses.

Unfortunately, in five congresses, both Republican and Democratic leadership have refused to give this simple bill a hearing. H.R. 1041 deserves a hearing and a vote.

Below is the history of this bill, Rep. Walter Jones’ constituent letter seeking sponsors, and Jamiel Shaw, Sr.’s formal opening remarks as part of his testimony February 25, 2015 to the National Security Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

H.R. 1041Jamiel Shaw, II Memorial Act of 2015 (Introduced 02/24/2015)
114th Congress (2015-2016) (Committees: Homeland Security and Judiciary)
H.R.1888 Jamiel Shaw, Jr. Memorial Act of 2013 (Introduced 05/08/2013)
113th Congress (2013-2014) (Committees: Homeland Security and Judiciary)
H.R.3168 Illegal Alien Crime Reporting Act of 2011 (Introduced 10/12/2011)
112th Congress (2011-2012) (Committees: Homeland Security and Judiciary)
H.R.150 Illegal Alien Crime Reporting Act of 2009 (Introduced 01/06/2009)
111th Congress (2009-2010) (Committees: Homeland Security and Judiciary)
H.R.6192 Illegal Alien Crime Reporting Act of 2008 (Introduced 06/05/2008)
110th Congress (2007-2008) (Committees: Homeland Security and Judiciary)


H.R. 1041 “The Jamiel Shaw, II Memorial Act of 2015”
(Formerly the Illegal Alien Crime Reporting Act)

“Dear Colleague:

       I am writing to bring the issue of illegal alien crime to your attention. Crimes committed by illegal aliens in recent years have been at the forefront of our national media. One of the most notorious of these crimes is the murder of Jamiel Shaw, II. Jamiel was a star athlete and scholar in Los Angeles who was gunned down outside of his home by an illegal alien gang member in a senseless act of violence.   Similarly, in Virginia Beach teenage friends Tessa Tranchant and Alison Kunhardt were killed by an intoxicated illegal immigrant whose car plowed into their car as they waited for the light to change at an intersection.

Jamiel-Allison-Tessa-image       While crimes like these occur all over the country, the public has no way of knowing the extent of the problem because the federal government does not report statistics on illegal alien crimes.

The Jamiel Shaw, II Memorial Act would change this by:

  • Requiring states to submit in-depth statistics on illegal alien crime activity in order to receive Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding; and
  • Requiring all federal agencies to submit data on illegal alien crime activity; and
  • Requiring the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to compile this information and produce an annual publication—similar to its existing Uniform Crime Report—that provides detailed statistics on illegal alien crime activity.

I invite you to join me in cosponsoring H.R. 1041, “The Jamiel Shaw, II Memorial Act of 2015”.

Please contact Bradley Ryon (bradley.ryon@mail.house.gov or 5-3415) in my office with any questions or to become a cosponsor.


Walter B. Jones

Member of Congress


Testimony to U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Hearing on: “A Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Policies and Procedures for the Apprehension, Detention, and Release of Non-Citizens
Unlawfully Present in the United States”
Jamiel Shaw, Sr., Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chairman DeSantis, Ranking Member Lynch, my name is Jamiel Shaw. My son, Jamiel A. Shaw, II was murdered by a “dreamer” DACA recipient, a child brought to this country by no fault of his own.

My family’s peace and freedom were stolen by an illegal alien from Mexico. He was brought here by his illegal alien parents and allowed to grow up as a wild animal.

Some people believe that if you are brought over by no fault of your own, that it makes you a good person. They want us to believe that Dream Act kids don’t murder. I am here to debunk that myth.

Kids brought over the border by no fault of their own do kill Americans. How many Americans killed by illegal aliens are too many… one, two, a hundred, a thousand, a hundred thousand?

Ask any parent whose child was murdered by an illegal alien how many is too many. As one of those parents, I am here to tell you that one is too many.

My son, Jamiel Shaw, II was murdered while walking on his own street, three houses down from his home. An illegal alien, on his third gun charge, was visiting a neighbor when my son was coming home. He shot my son in the stomach, and then in the head, killing him.

Do black lives really matter, or does it matter only if you are shot by a white person, or a white policeman? The district attorney proved in court that my son was murdered because he was black and wearing a Spiderman back pack.

Jamiel’s mother, Army Sgt. Anita Shaw, who was serving in Iraq fighting for their freedom, called me from Iraq to ask was it true that Jas was dead.

How many other military families have made that same phone call from some foreign land, in disbelief that their sons or daughters have been killed in America by illegal alien invaders? Do military families matter?

Dream Act kids have turned my family’s American Dream into a nightmare.

The illegal alien dreamer that murdered my son only served four months of an eight month sentence for assault with a deadly weapon and battery on a police officer. He was released from the county jail the day before he executed my son. Why was this violent illegal alien allowed to walk the streets of America instead of being deported?

Why was ICE not called to pick up this violent invader? We were promised that the federal government would keep us safe from violent illegal aliens. Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution guarantees us “protection against invasion.”

I see and hear black politicians, black athletes, black stars say “Hands up; don’t shoot!” My son was shot in the head by an illegal alien gangbanger while he lay on his back with his hands up. He still shot him through his hand into his head and killed him.

My son thought he could walk down the street and not be murdered by an illegal alien, that he could depend on the government to secure our borders and keep the bad people out.

Yes, black families matter. Yes, military families matter. All families matter, but the duty of the U.S. government is to always put American families first.

Honorable Chairman DeSantis, Ranking Member Lynch, today’s hearing was called to review the Department of Homeland Security’s Policies and Procedures for the Apprehension, Detention, and Release of Non-Citizens Unlawfully Present in the United States.

In his November 20, 2014 speech to the nation on immigration, President Obama said, “If you’re a criminal, you’ll be deported. If you plan to enter the U.S. illegally, your chances of getting caught and sent back just went up.”

The President said he wanted “to work with both parties to pass a more permanent legislative solution.

The President also said, “And to those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.”

In three of the past four congresses, Rep. Walter Jones has introduced the “Illegal Alien Crime Reporting Act,” which would address many of the issues this hearing was called to discuss, but could never get a hearing.

In the 113th Congress, Rep. Jones renamed the bill after my son. H.R. 1888, the “Jamiel Shaw, Jr. Memorial Act of 2013” never got a hearing.

As we sit here today, I offer for your consideration H.R. 1041, “Jamiel Shaw, II Memorial Act of 2015”. It is only two pages long but chops at the root of the problem. Until the FBI is allowed to track and report illegal alien crime, it is doubtful that the American people will understand how severe the problem of violent illegal alien crime is.

I doubt any ten people would define “comprehensive immigration reform” the same way, but I can assure you that what we really need is comprehensive immigration enforcement, secure borders and ports of entry, and the oversight of Congress to ensure that America and America’s families are job one.

Thank you, and I welcome your questions.


Jamiel A. Shaw


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