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Latta Recap from Congressional Delegation Trip to the Southern Border

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) returned from a congressional delegation trip to the southern border led by House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA1) on Friday evening. The trip included nine other House members who were able to see firsthand the ongoing issues the nation is facing on its border. There were over 172,000 migrants apprehended at the US-Mexico border in March – a 71% increase over a ye... Read more »

Latta Leads Letter Questioning Facebook’s Role in Ongoing Crisis at Southern Border

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Representatives Bob Latta (R-OH5) and Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-GA1), both members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, sent Facebook a letter yesterday concerning recent reports that smugglers are working to bring illegal immigrants into the United States by advertising their services and spreading disinformation on Facebook. The complete text of the letter is below: There is an ongoing cr... Read more »

Latta Votes to Halt Funding for Sanctuary Cities; Enhance Penalties for Deported Felons That Return to U.S.

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) joined his colleagues in passing legislation to protect public safety and enact measures aimed at putting an end to dangerous sanctuary city policies. Latta voted to pass H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which clarifies U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer authority by establishing probable cause standards. Detainers allow IC... Read more »

Latta Statement on Immigrants Mistakenly Granted Citizenship by DHS

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General report that found that 858 immigrants from countries of concern who had pending deportation orders had been erroneously granted citizenship. “Mistakenly granting citizenship to immigrants poised for deportation puts American citizens at risk and shows a ... Read more »

Latta On The State Of The Union Address

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today issued the following statement regarding the President’s final State of the Union address: “For seven years, this President has let events shape him rather than act to define the events that are having an impact on American families across the country. This is not leadership – it is leading from behind at a time we are under great threat. Tonight, the ... Read more »

Latta Votes to Strengthen Visa Waiver Program, Protect National Security

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today voted in support of H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act. The bill, cosponsored by Latta, was written to assist the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) identify and stop terrorists with Western passports from entering the United States. “The first responsibility of our Federal Government is to keep Americans safe.... Read more »

Latta Votes to Strengthen Refugee Strategy

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Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), today voted in favor of H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, legislation that strengthens the vetting system for Syrian and Iraqi refugees being admitted to the U.S. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support. “This great nation has a long history of providing safe haven for many of the world's ... Read more »

Latta Sends Letter Urging President to Halt Admission of Syrian, Iraqi Refugees

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Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) signed a letter to President Obama urging the immediate halt of admissions of refugees from Syria and Iraq into the United States. The bipartisan letter was signed by over a hundred Members of the House of Representatives, and called for admissions of refugees to be suspended until effective vetting and monitoring processes are established, and the Ad... Read more »

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