Tom Homan

Tom Homan is from northern New York State. He holds an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Jefferson Community College and a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

He served as a Police Officer in West Carthage, NY before joining the United States Border Patrol in 1984.

Homan served as a Border Patrol Agent, an Investigator, a Special Agent, a Supervisor Special Agent, Assistant Director Director of Investigations, an Assistant Special Agent in Charge, a Deputy Special Agent in Charge, and a Special Agent in Charge before being named to the Executive Associate Director of ICE at Headquarters in Washington DC during the Obama administration in 2013.

Homan was appointed Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on January 30, 2017 by President Donald Trump and later nominated to that position by President Trump in November of 2017. He subsequently retired in June of 2018.

He started at the bottom rung of the law enforcement ladder in 1984 and made it to the top in 2017, without missing a single rung. Mr. Homan was the first ICE Director who came up through the ranks, his proudest career accomplishment.

In 2015 President Obama gave Tom the highest professional award possible, the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award, for his exemplary leadership and extensive accomplishments in the area of immigration enforcement. He also was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in 2018 by the Trump Administration in recognition of exceptionally distinguished and transformational service to strengthen Homeland Security for the United States.

Again in 2018, he was awarded the Law Enforcement Person of the Year Award from the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), which represents over 26,000 federal law enforcement officers. In November of 2019, Homan received the Man of the Year Award by Blue Magazine, a law enforcement publication created by and managed by law enforcement career professionals.

Victor Avila

Victor Avila is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with ICE-HSI U.S. Immigration and Customs – Homeland Security Investigations, under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ICE enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade, and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety. Mr. Avila has been recognized by ICE and HSI for his exemplary service and professional accomplishments while serving as Special Agent at the El Paso Field Office and as an Assistant Attaché assigned to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez and U.S. Embassies located in Spain, Portugal, and Mexico City.

Sara A. Carter

Sara A. Carter is a national and international award-winning investigative reporter whose stories have ranged from national security, terrorism, immigration and front line coverage of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Sara A. Carter is currently an investigative reporter and Fox News Contributor. Her stories can be found at She formerly worked as a senior national security correspondent for Circa News.

She was formerly with the Los Angeles News Group, The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner and wrote numerous exclusives for USA Today, US News World Report, and Arutz Sheva in Israel.

Her work along the U.S. Mexico border paved a new path in national security-related stories in the region. Her investigations uncovered secret tunnel systems, narcotics-trafficking routes and the involvement of Mexican federal officials in the drug trade.

Sara has made appearances on hundreds of national news and radio shows to discuss her work. She has also made guest appearances on Fox, CNN, BBC International and C-Span. She has interviewed numerous heads of State and foreign officials.

She grew up in Saudi Arabia and has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Mexico.

She has spent more than seven months in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2008. Her work on Afghan women and children addicted to Opium garnered first place in Washington D.C. AP award. She embedded with troops on Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan and spent days with them while being mortared and shot at by Taliban insurgents hiding in the hillsides.

She traveled into Pakistan’s lawless border region with the Pakistani Army in North Waziristan and South Waziristan. She has broken numerous stories on ISIS and al-Qaeda in the region, to include a verified ISIS documents that expose the group’s plans for South Asia and the Middle East. The dossier also included a history of ISIS and its leadership.

Her investigative reports have won regional, state, national and international recognition. She is the recipient of two National Headliner Awards, one of which, Jamie’s Story focused on a child born into the Mexican Mafia and gangs in Southern California. The in-depth and at times life-threatening stories led to the forced retirement of city officials and led to changes in law, education and programs in San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties.

In 2006, she received her second National Headliner Award for her multiple part series Beyond Borders. The project consisted of groundbreaking investigations that focused on immigration and national security concerns along the southwest border. Her investigative work on immigration also earned her the 2006 Eugene Katz Award from the Center for Immigration Studies, in Washington D.C.

Also in 2006, she garnered the California Newspaper Publishers Association Freedom of Information Act Award for her investigation into millions of federal dollars misspent by a local school district in an impoverished neighborhood.

Sara was the first to uncover U.S. documents disclosing the number of Mexican Military incursions into the United States and her feature on Border Patrol Agents Ignacio “Nacho” Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean led to a national movement to pardon the agents who were sentenced to 12 years in prison after an altercation with a convicted Mexican drug smuggler in Texas. After a two-year investigation by Sara, President George W. Bush commuted their sentence on his last day of office.

In 2008, Sara was awarded the Society of Professional Journalists nationally recognized Sigma Delta Chi award for her multiple-part series in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico that uncovered the brutality of the Gulf and Sinaloa Cartel wars along the border.

Sara, who speaks Spanish fluently, is the daughter of a Cuban immigrant mother and her father was a Marine and veteran of two wars. She is also happily married and enjoys spending time with family.

Chris Burgard

In 2007, Chris Burgard opened America’s eyes to the horrors of our Southern border, with his award-winning film, BORDER: The Divide Between the American Dream and the American Nightmare.

At extremely close range, he documented cartel paramilitaries escorting drug mules into the United States. He exposed the torture and suffering that American ranchers are dealing with on a daily basis and he introduced the world to the tragedy of human trafficking and sexual abuse that occurs daily on our Southern Border.

BORDER was a crucial and effective weapon in destroying the BUSH amnesty push for millions of illegal aliens. As a result, Chris was attacked and demonized by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the ACLU and blacklisted in Hollywood.

Chris then began working with the Texas Sheriff’s Border Coalition and for the next 17 years continued to document stories from the border for publications like Breitbart and The Daily Caller.

He and some of his rancher buddies even invited Nancy Pelosi to come down to see why Barack Obama’s fence was trash. She never showed up.

In 2009, Chris was on the ground in Central America covering the attempted color revolution in Honduras. He was the first American journalist to interview then Interim President Micheletti while at the same time gaining access to the Cuban and Venezuelan sponsored communist organizers that were on the ground pushing the nation to revolution. (Pull clips from PJTV’s Honduras on the Brink)

After Chris was blacklisted in Hollywood for telling the truth about the border, he was recruited into Herman Cain’s inner circle to be his strategic media advisor. Chris created the viral video campaigns and content that reached hundreds of millions of Americans and took Herman Cain to the top of the 2012 GOP Presidential field.

Chris recently directed the most censored movie in America: Capitol Punishment, Everything They Told You Is A Lie. This documentary about the events of January 6 destroys the false communist narrative that is seeking to take down America. (Use B-roll from film, but also cut to a few soundbites, including the 13 year old Isabel talking about the FBI putting her in handcuffs.)

Chris also currently holds the world record for swimming the Rio Grande, twice, in a cowboy hat. Watch here: Give Me Liberty (

Siggy Flicker

Siggy Flicker There was a time when you might have prayed, “May my daughter never grow up to be a star on the reality TV show ‘Real Housewives.’” Now you can change that prayer to, “Should my daughter grow up to be a star on ‘Real Housewives,’ may she be like Siggy Flicker.”

In a dreamlike turn of events brought to us by that endless conjurer of unsettling surprises, the year 2017, Siggy Flicker, a cast member on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” emerged as a champion of Holocaust education and a vocal resistor against Anti-Semitism.

Siggy Flicker, an Israeli-born matchmaker and relationship guru, is a TV Personality, an Author & A Motivational Speaker where audiences around the world find her energy infectious & inspiring; walking away feeling freshly inspired to improve both their personal and professional well-being. Siggy’s unique #KnowYourWorth message extends beyond the personal to the national. She is a staunch supporter of Israel and the Jewish people. As the daughter to the famous scholar and Holocaust Survivor, Dr. Mordecai Paldiel, who ran the division of the Righteous Among the Nations at Yad Vashem in Israel for over 24 years, she understands the importance of education for peace, love and tolerance and the vitality of standing up to evil, tyranny and anti-Semitism.

Siggy released her first book, Write Your Own Fairytale in 2015 (Penguin Random House) and starred in her own reality show on VH1 called “Why Am I Still Single?”. In 2016, Siggy joined The Real Housewives of New Jersey for 2 seasons. Doubt her credentials as a Yente? At her 2012 wedding her ex-husband of eight years, Mark Flicker served as best man to her husband Michael Campanella at The Plaza Hotel and this “drama free” – “non scandalous” event was so outrageous & entertaining that it even made a splash on Page 6.

Siggy’s professional opinion continues to be sought out by a variety of TV programs including Good Morning America, The Today Show, Dr. Phil, The Wendy Williams Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Fox & Friends, and many many more.

Siggy lives in New Jersey & Florida with her husband Michael & their 4 kids as one big, happy, blended family.

Tom Trento Founder/CEO – Defend The Border

Tom Trento is one of the leading academic activists in the United States. A highly skilled debater and dynamic public speaker, Tom frequently goes toe to toe with Muslim Brotherhood representatives exposing their radical agenda to the public and elected officials. Mr. Trento with earned degrees in Law Enforcement and Philosophy and Theology was awarded the The Carnegie Hero Medal Award for saving a man from a burning car.

Mr. Trento has traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe lecturing and exposing Islamic violence and infiltration in government, law enforcement and academic institutions. He is one of the co-authors of Shariah: The Threat To America and appears frequently on major media outlets and talk shows as an authority on Islamic ideology.

Ron Wexler

Ron Wexler is the principal owner of Heritage Study Programs, Inc., an educational organization based in Boca Raton, Florida and Tel Aviv, Israel. Ron is also the director of the Poland Jewish Heritage Peoplehood Program for Jewish Life & Culture. He is also the brainchild and president of the Judeo-Christian initiative -Ten Commandments Commission. The Ten Commandments Commission (TCC) a non profit organization 501(c) was formed in the spring of 2005 by Ron Wexler.

The main purpose behind the organization was to create a global think tank with the world's leaders who have already recognized thepower behind the Ten Commandments Commission (TCC). And, bring together a Christian/Jewish mechanism which will stand up for Israel without any hidden agendas, dogmas or doctrines.

Ron was born and educated in Israel and served in the Israel Defense Force during the Six-Day War of 1967 and the Yom Kippur War of 1973. His Yeshiva studies (Rabbinical School) and later on his research work on early Christianity provided him with a unique perspective on Jewish and Christian issues. He is internationally known for his extensive projects and teachings that promote unity and reconciliation among Jews and Gentiles.

Ron produces special thematic events and productions associated with the Judeo-Christian calendar. These events include biblical reenactments (dramas) that are based on biblical stories and accords performed on location in Israel. In 1994, Ron produced and reinstated the Feast of Pentecost celebration which is now an official annual event supported by the Municipality of Jerusalem and the Government of Israel Tourist Office.

His vision of unity, harmony, and reconciliation among all races and genders has received the blessings of the international religious community. Through Ron's efforts, thousands have been touched with a new appreciation, respect, and tolerance for the differences in the way people observe their faiths. Ron has utilized his extensive contacts within the religious community to assemble together a crosscultural, interdenominational strategic coalition of influential Christian leaders known as the Millennium Council. Ron has produced "Jerusalem 2000" - the millennium celebrations in Jerusalem.

Clare M. Lopez

Clare M. Lopez Since 2014, she has served as the Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy. Previously, she has been a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Canadian Mackenzie Institute. In 2016, she was named to Senator Ted Cruz's presidential campaign national security advisory team. Lopez has provided her expertise as an instructor on Iran, Hizballah, and the Red-Green Axis for Understanding the Threat, the only program of its kind in the country that provides threat-focused strategic and operational consultation, education, and training, for federal, state, and local leadership and agencies in government, the private sector, and for private citizens about the Global Islamic Movement and the jihadi networks in communities around the nation.

From 2013-2016, Lopez served as a member of the Citizens' Commission on Benghazi and continued among the members of its successor organization, the Citizens' Commission on National Security. Formerly Vice President of the Intelligence Summit, she was a career operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, a professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee from 2005-2006, and has served as a consultant, intelligence analyst, and researcher for a variety of defense firms. She was named a 2011 Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute.

Already an advisor to EMP Act America, in February 2012 Ms. Lopez was named a member of the Congressional Task Force on National and Homeland Security, which focuses on the Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) threat to the nation. She has served as a member of the Boards of Advisors/Directors for the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, the United West, and the Voice of the Copts. She has been a Visiting Researcher and guest lecturer on counterterrorism, national defense, and international relations at Georgetown University. Ms. Lopez is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media on subjects related to Iran and the Middle East and the co-author of two published books on Iran. She is the author of an acclaimed paper for the Center, The Rise of the Iran Lobby and co-author/editor of the Center's Team B II study, "Shariah: The Threat to America" as well as The Tiger Team's "The Secure Freedom Strategy: A Plan for Victory Over the Global Jihad Movement." She co-authored "Gulen and the Gulenist Movement" with CSP's Vice President for Outreach, Christopher Holton, "See No Shariah: 'Countering Violent Extremism' and the Disarming of America's First Line of Defense" with Frank Gaffney, CSP President and is both editor and co-author of the Center's "Ally No More: Erdogan's New Turkish Caliphate and the Rising Jihadist Threat to the West".

Lopez received a B.A. in Communications and French from Notre Dame College of Ohio and an M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She completed Marine Corps Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia before declining a military commission to join the CIA.

John Guandolo

John Guandolo is the Founder of Understanding the Threat, the only organization in America giving civic leaders, police and citizens tools to identify and map out jihadi networks in their communities.

Mr. Guandolo is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who served as an Infantry & Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marine Corps, including combat operations.

In 1996, Mr. Guandolo resigned his commission in the Marine Corps and joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Shortly after 9/11, Mr. Guandolo began an assignment to the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI's Washington Field Office developing an expertise in the Muslim Brotherhood Islamic Doctrine (sharia) and the Global Islamic Movement.

In 2006, Mr. Guandolo was designated a "Subject Matter Expert" by FBI Headquarters and created/implemented the U.S. government's first Counterterrorism Training Program focused on the Islamic Movement and its doctrine (sharia).

For his efforts, in 2007 Mr. Guandolo was presented the "Defender of the Homeland" Award by U.S. Senators Jon Kyl and Joseph Lieberman. Mr. Guandolo served on the Washington Field Office SWAT team for over nine years and as its Team Leader for three of those years. He was a certified Undercover Agent & a Nationally Registered Paramedic.

In 2014, Mr. Guandolo was inducted into the International Who's Who for his work in the field of national security.

Mr. Guandolo is the co-author of Shariah - The Threat to America and the author of Raising a Jihadi Generation (September 2013).

Mr. Guandolo was Knighted into the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem - Ecumenical Order (Knights of Malta), and is a Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow.

Mr. Guandolo frequently appears on television and radio, and regularly publishes articles related to these matters in a number of media outlets. His website is .

Michelle Lubin Terris Founder/President – JEXIT USA

Michelle Lubin Terris is a proven and accomplished executive with extensive experience in diverse roles within corporate and non-profit organizations. Recognized and honored by NBC 6 with the “Spirit of South Florida“ award, as she is always there to help those who are in need. Besides running her own company she spends most of her time working with her charities, Michelle has completed several marathons in order to raise awareness and funds for the John Douglas French Alzheimer's Foundation.

Michelle runs those marathons in honor of her mother and all those suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. What’s Mine is Yours is also a fundraising vehicle that supports Michelle’s Table Scholarships Program. This is a yearly scholarship given to young women who demonstrate leadership in their communities. It is in honor of Michelle Vo, who lost her life in the Route 91 massacre in Las Vegas.

Michelle was the co-chair of the Jews for Trump coalition in the 2016 elections which eventually led to her founding of the #JEXIT movement to educate and encourage Jews to exit the Democrat Party. She is the Founder and President of JEXIT, Inc. a Florida Not for Profit 501c4, Educational Organization that has rallied on Capitol Hill against anti-Semitism. She is currently working on an exciting project with Defend The Border, taking a large group tour to Israel standing united with Israel, in support of Judeo-Christian world values, as she believes, Together We Are Stronger.

Michelle is the proud mother of 2 children.

Karyn Basle

Karyn Basle is a third-generation Jewish native Washingtonian named after her great-grandmother who was murdered in the Holocaust. She has devoted her life since 9/11 to fight anti-Semitism but when the Iran deal was passed, she could no longer remain silent.

Karyn is a political advocate for defending the Jewish faith and the state of Israel, in addition to creating awareness for American Jews.

A faithful supporter of President Trump, Karyn was fortunate enough to be in Jerusalem during the opening of the new U.S. embassy. Karyn’s focus leading up to the 2020 election is to use her influence among American Jews, to gain strength in numbers, in order to educate voters as to why the Democrat Party is no longer the Party of our parents and why we must re-elect President Trump. Karyn is currently on the board of JEXIT, Inc.

Sofia Manolesco

Programming Director

Sofia Manolesco was born in Romania under Ceausescu’s socialist dictatorship. Her family escaped the regime when she was 11 years old and subsequently she grew up in France and in Canada, finally settling in the United States where she became a proud naturalized American citizen. Sofia has two college degrees and several physical fitness certifications. She is fluent in Romanian, French and English. When she’s not operating her Health and Fitness business, Sofia volunteers her time educating Americans about the dangers of rising anti-Semitism and socialism.

In 2018 she became one of the original founding members of JEXIT : Jews Exiting the Democrat Party, after meeting the founder of the organization, Michelle Lubin-Terris, at a protest behind the Supervisor of Elections in Broward. After successfully preventing the theft of the election from Governor DeSantis, the grassroots movement directed its focus on exposing rising anti-Semitism on the left, as well as promoting Judeo-Christian values. Sofia is also one of the founding board members of America First Patriots Club, a conservative Broward based political advocacy group which meets every month to discuss current political issues and offer educational public presentations.

Sofia knows that today the greatest threat to America comes from the disinformation campaigns and propaganda distributed through the Fake News Media, which prevent the American pubic from learning the Truth about the tragic results of leftist policies. Most well meaning Americans would be outraged about the Border Crisis if they had access to the painful facts hidden by the government, and most would rally behind Israel if they only knew the extent of the anti-Semitic/anti-Zionist propaganda they have been subjected to. Sofia is happy to be part of the Defend The Border Project which will bring Light and Truth to the public.