Protecting The Homeland

    Stopping Sanctuary States

    We are a nation of law and order…or at least that is what we are led to believe. Your elected officials are supposed to honor and uphold the law, not recklessly flaunt and break it, all while potentially putting American lives at risk. But this is exactly what happened in California last week when Oakland Mayor, Libby Schaaf, tweeted a warning to dangerous criminals who are in our country illegally and told them to be on the lookout for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officers. This on... READ MORE

    Rep. Smith seeks to block federal highway dollars to sanctuary cities

    U.S. Rep. Jason Smith has filed legislation to block Federal Highway Trust Fund dollars from going to states and local governments that refuse to obey federal immigration laws. “Over 300 cities and counties employ policies to stonewall the federal government and prevent the Department of Homeland Security from effectively enforcing our immigration laws,” Smith wrote in a statement issued Thursday before introducing the legislation. “We are a nation of law and order, and cities that actively work... READ MORE

    Legislators call on Nixon to block Syrian refugees in Missouri

    Missouri's Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says screening refugees is the federal government's job and is calling for safeguards following deadly terror attacks in Paris. Nixon in a Monday statement didn't say he'd block Syrian refugees from settling in Missouri. Republican gubernatorial candidates suburban St. Louis businessman John Brunner, former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens, former state House speaker and U.S. attorney Catherine Hanaway and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder want Nixon to do so. They cited ... READ MORE

    Congressman Smith, Colleagues Urge Gov. Nixon to Keep Syrian Refugees Out of Missouri

    Today, Congressman Jason Smith, along with five other members of the Missouri Congressional delegation, sent a letter to Governor Nixon urging him to halt plans to bring Syrian refugees to Missouri. “It’s clear with the recent tragic events that refugee screening has been insufficient,” said Congressman Smith. “We need to take a step back and do what is necessary to keep America and Missouri safe.” The letter highlights the report that “at least one of the terrorists had a Syrian passport and e... READ MORE

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