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Texas Tea Party Press Conference Videos on Illegal Immigration the Media Won’t Show You

Date posted: September 20, 2011

Maria Martinez - IRCOT

Photo Courtesy of Gage Skidmore



Monday there was a news conference – Texas Grassroots Leaders Deliver “Open Letter to Governor Rick Perry”

“Who is a part of the problem and who is a part of the solution” is a question asked by Maria Martinez of IRCOT.

At this point Governor Perry talks the talk but he has not walked the walk and Texans are demanding he takes care of business at home before he goes out and seeks higher office.

Texas Grassroots and Tea Party leaders delivered a stack of 3,000 signatures of Texas Statewide leaders representing there membership who advocate tougher immigration laws.  They are calling for Perry to either issue an executive order banning so-called sanctuary cities or force lawmakers back to work to pass legislation banning sanctuary cities.

Maria Martinez, executive director of the Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas

“We witnessed the use of tricks, delays and special deals to (help) cheap-labor advocates,” Martinez said.

More than 40 immigration-related bills were introduced this year, but only 21 got a hearing and all but two died, she complained.

Texas Grassroots Leaders Deliver “Open Letter to Governor Rick Perry”


Roberto Gonzalez, Clear Lake TEa Party
“As legal immigrants in the late 1960’s, my family and I fled communism. We came here with the mission to become Americans,” and we did so to become part of all that makes this country great. 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 afford the burden of paying the tax liabilities for those who cross the border, remain “under the radar” and use this country for their purposes without any responsibility whatsoever.   I am here today to say that our Texas elected officials need to do their job and quit playing games with our security and financial future.” 

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

“It is time for Gov. Perry to put a fine point on where he stands on the issue of Illegal immigration.”  




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