Our Mission

The Remembrance Project corporation was founded to educate the general public about the loss of American lives and legal residents at the hands of illegal aliens; raise awareness of same, and support and unite the families of the victims; assist in fundraising to further support this cause in order to end the suffering. The Remembrance Project is a voice for those killed by illegal aliens.

About The Founders

The Remembrance Project, founded by Maria Espinoza and her husband, Timothy Lyng, brings awareness to the widespread and under-reported killings of American citizens by illegal aliens. Its Stolen Lives Quilts, 3’ x 6’ banners, depicting three victims on each, provide a voice to American’s “stolen lives.” These quilts educate the public, the media, and politicians of the immense human cost that open borders exacts upon our American families.

Summer 2012

June 30, 2012

Summer 2012

In the Summer of 2012, Maria and Tim traveled across the eastern United States and into the Heartland with The Stolen Lives Quilt.  As they stopped at over 20 state governors’ offices, they presented the Quilt to key staff members.

2012-2014

May 30, 2013

Over the next (3) years, Maria traveled from state to state, delivering the message of the Quilt, which would set the stage for the remarkable 2015-16 Presidential election cycle

May 2014

May 7, 2014

May 2014

Maria met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder in the White House, along with Angel Dad Ray Tranchant, of Virginia, and family members of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

2015 & 2016

May 30, 2015

2015 & 2016

Maria brought Angel Family members to both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate Committees to testify on behalf of American families.

July 2015 – October 2016

July 1, 2015

The Remembrance Project was invited and organized Angel Moms and Dads, and Angel Families to appear with candidate Trump at numerous Trump rallies across the country.

July 2016

July 6, 2016

Maria successfully submitted the names of TRP Angel Moms Sabine Durden, Mary Ann Mendoza, and 10 other Angel Families as potential speakers at the Republican National Convention. Both women shared their stories the first night of the convention opening up the eyes of thousands in attendance to the injustice illegal aliens continue to perpetuate on American citizens.

September 2016

September 15, 2016

September 2016

TRP hosted a ground-breaking three-day national conference in Houston, Texas.  Now-President Donald Trump delivered the luncheon keynote address to an audience of nearly 500 families and supporters from across the country. Emcee was Kris Kobach, former Secretary of State and candidate for Governor of Kansas.

January 2017

January 25, 2017

January 2017

On January 25th, 2017 Maria stood alongside President Trump while he signed two (2) Executive Orders on building the border wall and on interior enforcement. The second Executive Order was to create The President’s Office of VOICE (Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement), which in fulfillment of his promise to Maria and TRP in 2015. President Trump handed Maria the first pen with which he signed these executive orders.

April 2017

April 29, 2017

April 2017

TRP attended the unveiling of the President’s Office of VOICE.  The event included private meeting for family members and a Press conference with Department of Homeland Secretary John Kelly , ICE Director Thomas Holman, and other top ICE officials.

April 2017

April 30, 2017

April 2017

Maria provided expert testimony for the U.S. Congress on National Security, alongside Brandon Judd, President of the Border Patrol Union.

November 2017

November 1, 2017

November 2017

Hosted a second national conference for victims’ families, supporters, and TRP surrogates, in Washington, D.C. This three-day event kicked-off with a Ladies Luncheon featuring Iowa Congressman Steve King, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. The TRP National Conference included an all-day workshop with special guest speakers: Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, former Congressman Tom Tancredo, Corey Stewart former Board of Supervisors-VA, Lenny DePaul, Chief Inspector/Commander U.S. Marshal Service (Ret),  Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Tommy Kilbride, former USDHS ICE HQ Policy Advisor, Barbara Gonzalez, VOICE acting Director, and others.  Emcee was Chris Salcedo, Radio Show Host. Steve K. Bannon, former White House Sr. Advisor to the President was the keynote speaker.

Since December 2017

December 1, 2017

Since December 2017

Maria has been interviewed on over 300 national/regional radio and TV outlets, including Fox News and NRATV, speaking on issues from DACA to borders, from Steinle to Tibbets, and more.

Early 2018

January 9, 2018

Early 2018

TRP initiated a far-reaching effort to gain support for the President and the America First agenda through an internet petition to stop Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) legislation, and to support the President.

March 2018

May 11, 2018

March 2018

The Remembrance Project made a three-city tour of Texas, holding public meetings where Angel Families shared their stories to raise awareness.

August 2018

August 14, 2018

August 2018

TRP met with three U.S. Attorneys (two in Texas and one in Virginia) exploring ways to prosecute persons under Title 8 USC Section 1324, who aid and abet illegal aliens. Future meetings are being scheduled in Oregon, New York, and California.

October 2018

October 10, 2018

October 2018

Just 2 weeks after her participation on Judicial Watch’s exclusive “Immigration and Border Security” panel, Maria was featured as a guest on the “JW Inside Report,” where she articulated on the “Dangers and Costs of Illegal Immigration.”