Texas Nationalists holding statewide border protests

Published: Jul 19, 2014 00:54am EDT
By Lance Rinker, Managing Editor for Konsume Politics

Please Note: This article was updated Jul 19, 2014 @ 12:54am EDT


The Texas Nationalist Movement has called for a National Day of Action for Saturday, July 19, to demand action on the crisis at the border. Members of the TNM will be staging demonstrations in cities throughout the state in an effort to urge Senators and the Governor of Texas to take action in response to what they consider the “federal government’s failure to protect the border from invasion.”

TNM President Daniel Miller said that the Federal Government has failed to protect the border between Texas and Mexico.

“They [Federal Government] created and encouraged this flood of illegal immigrants, many of them children, as political pawns," he said.

TNM-led protests are planned in Austin, Beaumont, Big Spring, Canton, Fort Worth, Hondo, Houston, Lubbock, Richardson, Rusk, San Angelo, Yorktown and several other cities.

The TNM is a grassroots organization seeking Texas independence from the United States. For over a decade, the Texas Nationalist Movement has taken a leadership role on the border issue as one of the first voices to sound the alarm over the growing crisis.

George Contreras, director of communications for TNM, said that to ensure the safety and well-being of Texas citizens, it is the citizens and the state that must secure the border for themselves.

“The Texas Nationalist Movement will be holding peaceful protests at several locations around Texas simultaneously to make our voices heard,” he said.

TNM Executive Director Cary Wise of Hondo, a retired career law-enforcement officer, said the organization is concentrating its Day of Action call on two key actions Texas Gov. Rick Perry can take in response to the illegal-immigration crisis:

• Governor Perry should immediately fully militarize the Texas National Guard and Texas state Guard and deploy all of them to the Texas-Mexico border;

• Perry, as Governor, must call a special session to address making it illegal for any entity to execute a contract to house foreign detainees in Texas, expand Department of Public Safety operations in the border counties and making the expansion permanent, eliminate any statutory limits on enlistment in the Texas National Guard and the Texas State Guard, and establish a state challenge to the Plyler v. Doe Supreme Court decision of the 1980s which forces local taxpayers to pay for the education of illegal alien children.

"In 2013 alone, failed federal border policy cost the taxpayers of Texas more than $12 billion plus an additional $9 billion in education costs," said Gonzales resident Dave Mundy, the Republican nominee for State Board of Education District 3 and a TNM member. "Projections for this surge indicate that up to 60,000 of these illegal aliens will be entering the Texas school system this year. At $12,000 a student, you're talking a hit of $720 million to the taxpayers of local school districts in Texas. That's a tax increase of about $276 for every Texas citizen."

TNM Communications Director George Contreras said the organization is coordinating with other conservative political groups such as the Tea Party organizations which may be planning similar demonstrations.

“Our mission is to secure and protect the political, cultural and economic independence of the nation of Texas and to restore and protect a constitutional Republic and the inherent rights of the people of
Texas,” he said.

The list of protest locations is located at http://texnat.org


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