Maria Espinoza is well-known for her success in gaining national recognition when Donald Trump embraced and recognized her organization The Remembrance Project. She is well known as the person who brought the Angel Moms, Dads and Families to Donald Trump during the 2015-16 Presidential election cycle.
She is the creator of the “Stolen Lives Quilt”, a visual memorial that honors and remembers Americans killed by illegal aliens. She is nationally recognized as the foremost expert on the impacts and cost in human lives that open borders and non-enforcement of immigration laws are causing.
Maria has appeared often on NRA TV with Grant Stinchfield, OAN, Christian Broadcasting Network, Fox News, Fox Business channels, DOVE TV, Neil Cavuto, Lou Dobbs, interviewed with Tucker Carlson; and has given hundreds of radio interviews. A highly sought after expert, she has given hundreds of radio interviews across America.
Even Univision named Maria as one of America’s top “15 immigration hawks defining Trump’s agenda”; the only lady and only Latina named on their list.
On January 25, 2017, she stood alongside President Trump and General John Kelly at the White House signing of the Executive Orders on border security, where he handed Maria the pens with which he signed the orders. Later, in April 2017, and in fulfillment of a campaign promise to Maria and The Remembrance Project that, when elected, he would more directly assist Angel Families, the President formed the Office of “Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement” (VOICE).
In addition to speaking across the country Maria has testified before Congress on National Security, participated in roundtable discussions with all levels of law enforcement, met with several Trump Administration high level cabinet officials in Justice, Homeland Security and in the State Department and has attended murder trials and criminal hearings with surviving families.
A native Texan and an accomplished former collegiate distance runner, Maria earned All-American status at Abilene Christian University in Texas. She now works and resides with her husband, Tim Lyng, in Washington D.C