Blaine’s Bulletin: Title 42

| Posted in Columns

The crisis at our southern border unfortunately is nothing new. Since January 2021, illegal immigrants have been flooding our nation’s borders due to a new administration bringing new immigration policies. These open border policies led to record numbers of illegal border crossings last year that has only gotten worse in 2022. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Agents are encountering more…

Blaine’s Bulletin: Appropriations

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Nearly every year during the month of July the House debate and votes on appropriations bills for the next fiscal year. This July, particularly this past week followed suit.  Appropriations bill fund all “discretionary spending” by the government, meaning everything except mandatory programs like Medicare, Medicare, Social Security which are automatically funded each year.…

Blaine's Bulletin: Protecting the Safety of Americans

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National security and issues related to the safety of Americans have been at the forefront of many discussions I’ve had with our fellow Missourians lately. Whether it is regarding the terrorist attacks happening across the world, the recent anniversary of the troubling and poorly crafted Iran Nuclear deal, or events that have happened here in Missouri – the level of concern about our nation’s security seems to be increasing by the day.

Reps. Luetkemeyer and Yoder Demand Answers from ICE Officials on Kansas City and Missouri Murders

| Posted in Press Releases

Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) sent a letter to United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson demanding answers about the failures of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to detain and deport Pablo Serrano-Vitorino, who allegedly killed four people in Kansas City, Kansas and one person in Montgomery County, Missouri in March. Serrano-Vitorino was previously deported but had subsequently re-entered the United States and had multiple encounters with law enforcement before his arrest.