The modern movement to re-establish control over the demographic destiny of the United States and put immigration policies in place that put the interests of U.S. citizens over those of special interest groups and foreign governments, came into being through the sacrificial efforts of many people. Some, who have now passed on into history, had more important roles than others. The following are brief biographical sketches of some of these now largely forgotten “heroes” of the modern immigration reform movement, highlighting the parts they played in it.






Sidney A. Swensrud (1900-1996)







Richard M. Estrada (1941-1999)






Terry Anderson (passed away in 2010)

To see a short video tribute to Terry Anderson, please click here.





Barbara Jordan (1936-1996)