Alliance for a Safe Texas Newsletter
Week of March 20th | Issue 4
Call to ACTION
Friday, we aired our most important podcast and action item thus far, interviewing two Project Veritas whistleblowers, Tara Rhoda (HHS) and Aaron Stevenson (DHS), regarding the trafficking of unaccompanied minors in Texas and the U.S. If you have not yet heard the podcast please do so asap!
Correspondingly, we officially released the Citizens Call to Action, asking advocates to contact their state senator and representative, asking the legislators to sign onto our sponsored letter by Representative Kitzman. If you're unsure who your state legislators are, please visit our website: securetheborder.us, where you can download a copy of the letter (the official letter is Rep. Kitzman's letterhead, but the content is the same) and click the "Who Represents Me" tab. Enter your zip code, and it will provide you with your legislator's name/contact information. Call and/or email your legislator, and they can physically walk into Rep. Kitzman's office to sign or send Kitzman's Chief of Staff their digital signature.
Visit the Take Action tab of our website: https://securetheborder.us/
The exploitation of children should be a non-partisan issue, so do not be deterred in asking your legislator to support if they are a Democrat. Since the beginning of the session, our president, Sheena Rodriguez, has spent weeks walking into both Republican & Democrat offices vying for support. As a direct constituent of your legislator, your calls and emails will reinforce the motivation to sign the letter.
Supporting – HB 3960 by Rep. Frazier
Bill Caption: Relating to contracts or agreements entered into by governmental entities involving the enforcement of immigration law or common or contract carriers.
Why the bill is important?
Alliance for a Safe Texas wrote a letter of support for HB 3960, stating, “For two years, there have been incessant reports across Texas of secret bus loads and flights carrying unlawful migrants into rural and metroplex areas. This continues without notification to or permission by state or local officials, consistently placing Texas communities under undue stress as these communities already face sparse resources. The federal government continues to disregard the needs and safety of Texans. Therefore, Texas must assert its strength and affirm its sovereign authority by taking extraordinary legal and constitutional measures to address the compromising position the federal administration continuously imposes on Texas. HB 3960 by Representative Frazier would restrict future contracts or agreements with contract or common carriers, that transportation of unlawfully present aliens must only be done to remove or deport from Texas or the United States.”
Take Action: What YOU can do?
Contact your state Representative and ask them to co-author or support HB 3960. Keep an eye out for the following action items when the bill is assigned to a committee and is scheduled for a hearing. As of now, HB 3960 has not yet been assigned to a committee.
Bad Bill Alert
AGAINST – SB 1362 by Sen. Alvarado
Bill Caption: Relating to hiring and licensing certain individuals lawfully present in the United States as peace officers.
Why the bill will HURT Texas.
Incentivization of illegal immigration unsurprisingly tends to foster MORE illegal immigration. SB 1362 allows for hiring any “lawfully present individual” without many restrictions. Similar legislation in the TX House, although Alliance for a Safe Texas opposes it, at least restricts applicants to legal residents who have honorably served in the US armed forces. SB 1362 holds no such restrictions. AST can assuredly state that SB 1362 inherently promotes the potentially dangerous standing of allowing NON-Citizens who have merely been given authorization to work, whose first action in this country was to cross ILLEGALLY, to police over American citizens.
Take Action: What can YOU do?
SB 1362 was assigned to the Senate State Affairs Committee on 3/16. As of Sunday, 3/19, SB 1362 has yet to be scheduled for a committee hearing. If able, be ready to testify against SB 1362 when a hearing is scheduled, or contact each Republican member of the Senate State Affairs Committee and ask them NOT to allow SB 1362 to move out of the committee.
Chair: Sen. Hughes ((512) 463-0101), Vice Chair: Sen. Paxton ((512) 463-0108), Committee Members: Sen. Birdwell ((254) 772-6225), Sen. Bettencourt ((512) 463-0107), Sen. Middleton ((512) 463-0111), Sen. Parker ((512) 463-0112), Sen. Perry ((512) 463-0128), Sen. Schwertner ((512) 463-0105).
This Week at the Capitol
While at the Capitol last week, Alliance for a Safe Texas registered:
FOR SB 423 (relating to unmanned aircraft by TX military forces),
ON SB 602 (Relating to the law enforcement authority of federal border patrol agents),
FOR SB 617 (Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records), and
FOR (Relating to a grant program to compensate certain property owners for damages caused by criminal activities).
We also met with staffers from the offices of Sen. Flores, Sen Hancock, Sen. Spring, Sen. Perry, Sen. Campbell, Sen. Hughes, Sen. Middleton, Rep. Leach, Rep. Janie Lopez, Rep. Price, Rep. Shaheen, Rep. Schaefer, Rep. Metcalf, Rep. Troxclair, Rep. Murr & Rep. Leo-Wilson. Sheena also had the opportunity to personally speak with Rep. Kitzman, Rep. Doc Anderson, Rep. Cain, and a handful of others. Meetings ranged from suggestions for possible amendments, helping to strengthen verbiage of committee substitutes for supporting bills, and of course, garnering support for our legislative sponsored letter. It is always busy when at the Capitol!
This week, Alliance for a Safe Texas will be presenting to Hunt County GOP in Greenville and Medina County Republican Women in Hondo. Our president, Sheena Rodriguez, has been invited to a private meeting with the COO and Public Relations manager of Endeavors in the main San Antonio office. Hopefully, by the end of the week, there will be the long-awaited 3rd substack on the NGO with a plethora of information, including legislation Alliance for a Safe Texas helped to draft and supports that will combat the explosive growth of facilities run by NGOs in Texas.
Thank YOU to all of those who financially support Alliance for a Safe Texas. Donations and subscribers help to keep Alliance for a Safe Texas fighting for Texas!
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