Tejano Land Grant Movement

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The Tejano Land Grant Movement seeks immediate justice for its heirs and descendants of Spanish Land Grants in Texas.

By signing this petition we assert our belief that the United States government violates the Civil Rights of heirs and descendants of Spanish Land Grants in Texas. Furthermore, the United States government allowed Texas lawmakers to impose laws which are unconstitutional under Federal and International law.

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WE are legit heirs, we are alive and well. please help us support this cause. we are educated and ready to be recognized our birthright. its in our DNA. we cant change our ancestors. We are the Future.
I am the Heirs to J.W Jones, Jordan Jones Estate, Price Jones, Bob Price Jones. Need to give back the land that my family is entitled to.1905 1906,1907,1908,1909,1925,1926
Thank you. ( Brooks County & Starr County)
I agree with the person from Mcallen that The United States government purposely and maliciously conspired with Texas in 1850 recognizing Texas predecessor as a Republic extending all the way to the Rio Grande River. I am a historian I can tell you that is a wrong assumption. The ceded area between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande was disputed by Mexico until 1848, when it was recognized through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The REPUBLIC OF TEXAS didn't include the area between the Nueces and the Rio Grande River. United States conveniently compromise with Texas in 1850 to fix the boundary between New Mexico and the panhandle. Thus, because at one time Texas had said that the ceded area belonged to The Republic of Texas, therefore the jurisdiction between the Nueces and the Rio Grande River belonged to Texas and not United States. Therein lies the genesis of conspiracy. Had United States taken control of the process by which the land grants would have been confirmed then we would not have these problems today. Instead, Texas with the blessing of the United States government took control in confirming and adjudicating the more than 300 land grants. Hon. Senator John Cornyn ,Senator Ted Cruz, and Congressman Vela, I urge you to have the GAO review this issue and make recommendation to Congress.
The United States government purposely and maliciously conspired with Texas in 1850 recognizing Texas predecessor as a Republic extending all the way to the Rio Grande River. I am a historian I can tell you that is a wrong assumption. The ceded area between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande was disputed by Mexico until 1848, when it was recognized through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The REPUBLIC OF TEXAS didn't include the area between the Nueces and the Rio Grande River. Had United States conveniently compromise with Texas in 1850 to fix the boundary between New Mexico and the panhandle. Thus, because at one time Texas had said that the ceded area belonged to The Republic of Texas, therefore the jurisdiction between the Nueces and the Rio Grande River belonged to Texas and not United States. Therein lied the genesis of conspiracy. Had United States taken control of the process by which the land grants would have been confirmed then we would not have these problems today. Instead, Texas with the blessing of the United States government took control in confirming and adjudicating the more than 300 land grants. Hon. Senator John Cornyn and Senator Ted Cruz, I urge you to have the GAO review this issue and make recommendation to Congress.
The United States of America is responsible for the land losses that occurred in Texas. United States had a fiduciary duty to accomadate the conquered land and its people. Texas conspired with United States in 1850 for Texas to have jurisdiction over the south texas lands. Thus, violating the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In addition, deadlines were set which violated the Treaty of Gudalupe Hidalgo. Many of the land losses occured because of the Change in Sovereign, other land losses occurred as a result of paying surveying costs, attorney fees. The United States owes 25 billion dollars to the descendants of the land grants in Texas. In addition, Texas owes another 25 billion dollars for the discriminatory legislation they passed.
Descendant of Jacob Decordova
I agree with the person from Mcallen that many Hispanic land grant heirs believe that their rights have been violated because there has not been a sufficiently vigorous adherence to the tenets and spirit of the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The land losses occurred from 1917-1950 as a result of discriminatory legislation with regard to Partition law vesting title. Further, land grant owners civil rights were violated by non-hispanics that occurred in the form of fraud, intimidation, false accusations, duress, deceptive foreclosures by banks, etc. The economic inequalities that exist today is a direct result of Texas’ failure to protect the South Texas land owners against discriminatory legislation. Texas had a fiduciary duty to protect land grant heirs from unfair legislation and the bias tactics used by non hispanics as described above. Further there is a present “URGENCY” for The Texas Legislature to Pass this All-Important Reparation Law. God Bless you Sir/Madam for enlighten us.
Many Hispanic land grant heirs believe that their rights have been violated because there has not been a sufficiently vigorous adherence to the tenets and spirit of the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The land losses occurred from 1917-1950 as a result discriminatory legislation with regard to Partition Law. Further, land grant owners civil rights were violated by non-hispanics that occurred in the form of fraud, intimidation, false accusations, duress, deceptive foreclosures by banks, etc. The economic inequalities that exist today is a direct result of Texas’ failure to protect the South Texas land owners against discriminatory legislation. Texas had a fiduciary duty to protect land grant heirs from unfair legislation and the bias tactics used by non hispanics as described above. Further there is a present “URGENCY” for The Texas Legislature to Pass this All-Important Reparation Law.