open letter to Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA 6), 1/30/17, and similarly to Sen. Pat Toomey, and Speaker Paul Ryan
Dear Congressman Costello,
As a constituent from Chester County, I am writing to you to ask you to STAND UP for the immigration rights of this county. Donald Trump is abusing his Executive Order privileges by not following the Constitution and bullying his personal agenda on my country. He CAN NOT have the power to do this! Our nation was founded on Democracy. What he is doing is illegal. This Executive Order has not been reviewed by legal council, voted on by house and senate.
Please, Congressman Costello, stand up and OPPOSE this Executive Order! Stop the Madness! What will YOUR legacy be? Will you stand up for what is right and just? Will you be remembered, along with your fellow republican Senators, as opposing the most disastrous executive order, EVER?
The executive order reads:
President Trump signed an executive order on Friday titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” Following is the language of that order, as supplied by the White House.
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Purpose. The visa-issuance process plays a crucial role in detecting individuals with terrorist ties and stopping them from entering the United States. Perhaps in no instance was that more apparent than the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, when State Department policy prevented consular officers from properly scrutinizing the visa applications of several of the 19 foreign nationals who went on to murder nearly 3,000 Americans. And while the visa-issuance process was reviewed and amended after the September 11 attacks to better detect would-be terrorists from receiving visas, these measures did not stop attacks by foreign nationals who were admitted to the United States. Continue reading