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Just Breaking – Gov. Rick Perry is being called back to Texas

Coalition Releases Legislative Support for Sanctuary Cities Ban

Continues Call for Governor Perry to Act on His Own Emergency Issue 

October 12, 2011

JoAnn Fleming

Contact:  JoAnn Fleming, Chair of the Texas Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee and volunteer Executive Director, Grassroots America – We the People 

What:  A Thursday, October 13th news conference held as a follow-up to the September 19th news conference where coalition members delivered letters representing thousands of Texans to Governor Perry’s office.  The letters called on the Governor to act in the wake of the legislature’s failure to pass a ban on sanctuary cites in both houses during the 82nd Legislature’s special session.  A ban on sanctuary cities was one of Governor Perry’s own “emergency” legislative items.  [Note: TX House passed the ban on sanctuary cities during the regular session.  The TX Senate passed it during the special session.]
Please see JoAnn Fleming article:

Texas at Risk: Illegal Immigration, Sanctuary Cities


Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore

Subject:  Coalition of Texas grassroots leaders will address the “no response” from Governor Perry and will deliver significant legislative support for their efforts to ban sanctuary cities in Texas.  Leaders will renew their call for Governor Perry to act on his unfinished business.

Where:  Texas State Capitol, Speaker’s Press Room 

When:  Thursday, October 13th, 11:00 am

Background details:

At the close of the 2011 regular and special legislative sessions, a broad coalition of local grassroots organizations in Texas signed an open letter calling on Governor Rick Perry to address the urgent unfinished business of emergency legislation personally identified by the governor at the beginning of the 82nd legislative session – namely, a ban on “sanctuary city” policies in Texas.  Over 3,000 local activists signed the letter, including representatives of over 100 local tea party, 9-12 and related grassroots groups.  Signatures of representatives of these local groups, in many cases, represent hundreds – even thousands – of local group members. 

Roberto Gonzales

One of the leaders scheduled to speak at the news conference: 

 “As legal immigrants in the late 1960’s, my family and I fled communism.  We came here with the mission to become Americans. We did so to become part of all that makes this country great. Today, we cannot sit by and have our laws ignored by politicians who take an oath to uphold the rule of law and then proceed to choose the laws they want to ignore.  We cannot continue to ignore the security threat of cities in Texas whose leaders insist on providing a safe haven to those who want to remain “under the radar” and use this country without any responsibility whatsoever. Texas elected officials need to do their job and quit playing games with our security and financial future.”   Roberto Gonzalez, Clear Lake TEA Party

Below is video of Roberto Gonzales at the September 19thnews conference 


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