Donald Trump to Meet Families of Victims Killed by Immigrants

Private closed-door meeting to take place in Los Angeles on Friday

Presidential candidate Donald Trump will meet Friday with the relatives of people who have been murdered by immigrants living illegally in the U.S., his campaign announced.

The private closed-door meeting will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.

Trump will sit down with at least six individuals, including the family of Jamiel Shaw, Jr., a 17-year-old from Arlington Heights, California, who was gunned down in 2008 by a 19-year-old gang member originally from Mexico.

Other attendees are expected to include Sabine Durden, Dan Rosenberg, Lupe Moreno, Brenda Sparks, Robin Hvidston, all of whom had a family member killed by suspects believed to have been in the U.S. illegally.

Trump has been facing intense backlash for a series of controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants in the U.S. improperly.

To buttress his argument for immigration reform, the presidential candidate in recent days has seized on the July 1 murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco by a felon who had been deported five times.

After his meeting with the victims’ families, Trump is expected to sit down on Friday evening with conservative Hollywood group Friends of Abe.