About The Founders
June 30, 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.
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 7, 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
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 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 15, 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 25, 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 29, 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 30, 2017
Maria provided expert testimony for the U.S. Congress on National Security, alongside Brandon Judd, President of the Border Patrol Union.
November 1, 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
Since December 2017
December 1, 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.
January 9, 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.
May 11, 2018
The Remembrance Project made a three-city tour of Texas, holding public meetings where Angel Families shared their stories to raise awareness.
August 14, 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 10, 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.”