Category Archives: Gang of 8

Video: Dr. Stephen Steinlight Center for Immigration Studies presented by the Pearland TEA Party 3-18-2014

Heidi Thiess & Rep. Olson after PTP Meeting

Sometimes, you must demand accountability. Heidi Thiess, Councilwoman for League City, TX wanted REAL answers from Congressman Olson in lieu of the canned answers he gave during the Pearland Tea Party meeting.  Thank you Tanya Robertson for the video!

Sen. Ted Cruz Speaks in Support of his Border Security Amendment to the Immigration Bill

Love of Family and Country brings leaders to oppose Amnesty Bill S.744

Common Love
Draws Texas Leaders
HOUSTON, TX – A common love for family and country brought concerned leaders to the Nationwide Press Conference to Oppose S.744, which took place yesterday in front of Senator John Cornyn’s Memorial Drive office.

Leaders shared their area of expertise and experiences. All understand very well that the Gang of Eight’s amnesty bill will sink America. “S.44 does not contain an ounce of consideration for our families,” said Maria Espinoza, President of Houston Eagle Forum.

Reverend Gilmore’s words, “The responsibilility of leadership in America is for the benfit of America!”

Attendees and these speakers like those below are “holding-the-line” for the rest of Americans!

Maria Espinoza – President of Houston Eagle Forum, Founder of The Remembrance Project.
Reverend Gilmore, Founder, Real Urban Ministries, Inc.
Larry K., President of Texans for Immigration Reductions and Enforcements (TFIRE)
Pedro R., Veteran and Vice-President Pearland Tea Party Board
Bill M., President, Sugar Land Tea Party
Art B., Tea Party Immigration Coalition
Liz T., Founder, Stop the Magnet
Vincent, small business owner and concerned citizen.
Maria M., Executive Director, IRCOT

Over 26,000 signed Petition opposing S.744, which was delivered to Sen John Cornyn and to Cong Ted Poe.


Press conference to DEFEAT Senate Amnesty Bill S.744 May 21, 2013


The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer

By Robert Rector and Jason Richwine, Ph.D., Published by The Heritage Foundation, May 6, 2013

Executive Summary

Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four types of benefits and services that are relevant to this issue:

  • Direct benefits. These include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation.
  • Means-tested welfare benefits. There are over 80 of these programs which, at a cost of nearly $900 billion per year, provide cash, food, housing, medical, and other services to roughly 100 million low-income Americans. Major programs include Medicaid, food stamps, the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit, public housing, Supplemental Security Income, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
  • Public education. At a cost of $12,300 per pupil per year, these services are largely free or heavily subsidized for low-income parents.
  • Population-based services. Police, fire, highways, parks, and similar services, as the National Academy of Sciences determined in its study of the fiscal costs of immigration, generally have to expand as new immigrants enter a community; someone has to bear the cost of that expansion.  Continue reading

Four things we confirmed about the Senate immigration bill this week

By Jeremy Beck, April 24, 2013 Originally Published in NumbersUSA

The Senate Judiciary Committee has already held two hearings this week. The first was a nearly 8-hour long marathon with a parade of witnesses from Big Business to Big Labor to Special Interest groups. And there were a few that testified about the need for more interior enforcement, better border security, and the huge fiscal drain that an amnesty would have on the nation’s future. Yesterday, the Committee brought in DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano who was first scheduled to appear before the Committee last week. Here’s what we learned from the past few days . . . Continue reading

Obamacare Could Mean $3K Incentive to Hire Immigrants

Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 By Sandy Fitzgerald

Passage of the new bipartisan immigration reform bill could mean a $3,000 per year incentive for employers who choose a newly legal immigrant over a U.S. citizen. Continue reading

Sen. Sessions: Immigration Bill Would ‘Provide Safe Harbor’ to ‘Those with Criminal Records’

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) says the new immigration bill will “provide safe harbor to those who have committed a variety of offenses” and “even those with criminal records.” Continue reading