IRCOTImmigration Reform Coalition of Texas
For Immediate Release
April 1, 2009
Immigration Reform Groups Launch Radio Ads
Dallas-area ad campaign urges lawmakers
to get serious on sanctuary cities
The Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas, representing a wide variety of groups and citizens calling for better protection of the U.S. border and control of illegal immigration in Texas, has launched a series of radio ads that will play in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to urge lawmakers there to get serious on eliminating “sanctuary city” policies. The IRCOT co-founding organizations are: Citizens for Immigration Reform (Dallas/Ft. Worth); Central Texans for Secure Borders (Austin/Central Texas); and Texans for Immigration Reform (Houston).
“Gangs like MS-13 often work with Mexican cartels and are infiltrating our state and bringing the Mexican drug war to U.S. soil,” said IRCOT director Rebecca Forest. “These gangs are predominately made up of illegal immigrants and sanctuary city policies are protecting their members, encouraging more drug violence and making matters worse – not better – for U.S. born minorities who are far and wide the biggest victims of that violence.”
Rep. Burt Solomons (R-Carrollton), House State Affairs Committee Chairman, has a number of important immigration and border security measures assigned to his committee as well as legislation to end sanctuary city policies.
“The people of Texas have spoken clearly and this is an issue they want addressed,” Forest said. “Last session, the legislature dragged its feet until it was too late. We can’t afford to do that again which is why IRCOT decided it was important to let citizens know where the roadblocks are originating. Elected leaders in Texas need to remember their oaths of office and the duty they have to protect and provide for citizens, first and foremost.”
The ads began airing on Tuesday, 3/31/09 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area on KSKY 660 AM & 92.2 FM. For more information, go to www.savetexasnow.com
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