This month at TTP – Williamson county, we are honored to be hosting Todd Bensman, an immigration and counter-terrorism expert. He is a reporter, an expert witness, an author, and an over all wealth of knowledge on the effects that immigration have on our nation, as well as the threat of jihadist infiltration via our southern border. Come and learn from someone with real experience and first-hand knowledge. Bring a pen, some paper, and a friend who needs to know more on this subject as well!
We will also be hearing from Rachel Redus of Mission Generation, and what this organization is doing to put Jesus back in every school by way of certified chaplains.
True Texas Project
Speaker: Todd Bensman
Intro: Rachel Redus
Tuesday, April 19
Location: Georgetown Community Center
445 E Morrow St Georgetown, TX 78626
5:30pm – Prayer meeting
5:45pm – $5 pizza begins (while supplies last)
6:30-8:00pm – meeting
All patriots are welcome. Come as you are!
No dues. No fees. No memberships. No RSVPs
About Todd Bensman:
Todd Bensman is the author of America’s Covert Border War: The Untold Story of the Nation’s Battle to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration (Posthill Press/Bombardier Books, February 23, 2021). He currently serves as the Texas-based Senior National Security Fellow for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a Washington, D.C. policy institute for which he writes, speaks, and grants media interviews about the nexus between immigration and national security. He frequently reports from the southern border, in Mexico and in Latin America. He has testified before Congress as an expert witness and regularly appears on radio and television outlets to discuss illegal immigration and border security matters. Separately, he has written about homeland security and terrorism subjects for Homeland Security Today, Townhall, The Federalist, the Investigative Project on Terrorism, SpyTalk, The Daily Wire, The National Pulse, The National Interest, and other publications. He serves as a Writing Fellow for the Middle East Forum and also teaches terrorism, intelligence analysis, and journalism as a university adjunct lecturer. (Sign up for his newsletter to receive alerts when new columns and reports publish.)
For nearly a decade prior to joining CIS in August 2018, Bensman led counterterrorism intelligence for the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division and its multi-agency fusion center. Before his homeland security service, Bensman was a journalist for 23 years, covering national security after 9/11 as a staff writer for major newspapers.
About Rachel Redus:
Born and raised in a Conservative Christian home in Pearland, TX- and with a love for animals- Rachel worked as a veterinary technician through high school and college where she worked with everything from exotics, to small and large animals/livestock. Some parts of the vet tech job included performing pre anesthetic blood draws, running blood labs and culture and sensitivity tests, minor and major surgeries, vaccine administrations, laser therapy, x-rays, artificial insemination, foaling, calf pulling, branding, ear tagging, equine dentistry, and many other tasks. After graduating from Turner College and Career High School with over 60 college hours, Rachel Studied at Alvin Community College for a semester and then went on to graduate from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor in Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine and a Minor in Agricultural Business in 2018. During her time at Sam, Rachel worked a full-time job as a vet tech, attended school full-time, participated in a livestock research program, and bottle fed and weaned a puppy that she helped deliver, who is now 6 years old and named Lynyrd.
Having a long-time interest in politics, an opportunity was presented to Rachel shortly before graduation in 2018, so her career path took an unexpected turn into the political arena.
Currently, Rachel works full-time as the event and speaking engagement coordinator for a Christian non-profit called ‘Mission Generation’, whose mission is to introduce school aged children to Jesus through the implementation of chaplains into public schools. For three and a-half years, prior, Rachel worked on Senator Ted Cruz’s political team performing a multitude of campaign operations, including grassroots engagement and voter turnout which consisted of all office administration tasks, representing Senator Cruz at a multitude of events across the state, processing speaking, video message, candidate endorsement and other requests. She also has experience event coordinating and advancing for The Senator. Rachel also served as the 2020 ‘Get Out the Vote’ chair on the board of the Greater Houston Council of Federated Republican Women, 2019-2021 Second Vice President on the board of the Tri County Republican Women’s Club, and is currently the Houston representative on the board of the Border Care Project and the President of Tri County Republican Women’s Club in Pearland, TX.
Raised as tom-boy, Rachel loves everything related to the outdoors including saltwater fishing, hunting, gardening, etc.
From artificially inseminating trophy white tail deer and performing feeding research on ruminants, to aiding in the birth of a donkey foal just minutes before a professional interview, Rachel always embraces new challenges- especially those that are out of the average person’s comfort zone.