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THE CITY OF NEW YORK

COMMUNITY BOARD SIX


Eric Adams Sayar Lonial Craig Hammerman
Borough President Chairperson District Manager

February 9, 2017

Hon. Donald J. Trump


President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Trump:

I am writing to advise you that at its February 8, 2017 general meeting Brooklyn Community
Board 6 resolved unanimously to adopt the enclosed resolution opposing your January 27, 2017
Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.

I welcome your response to our concerns. Thank you for your attention in this matter.

Sincerely,

Sayar Lonial
Chairperson

cc: Hon. Charles E. Schumer Hon. Kirsten Gillibrand


Hon. Bill de Blasio Hon. Eric Adams
Hon. Nydia Velzquez Hon. Yvette Clarke
Hon. Jerrold Nadler Hon. Felix Ortiz
Hon. Jo Anne Simon Hon. Robert Carroll
Hon. Walter Mosely Hon. Velmanette Montgomery
Hon. Kevin Parker Hon. Daniel Squadron
Hon. Jesse Hamilton Hon. Steven Levin
Hon. Carlos Menchaca Hon. Brad Lander
All Community Boards

250 Baltic Street Brooklyn, New York 11201-6401 www.BrooklynCB6.org


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Whereas The 45th President of the United States has expressly stated in an Executive
Order that the United States Government should withhold entry into our nation of
immigrants based on their nation of origin;

Whereas the United States is a nation born with the promise of a New World with new
opportunities to exercise freedoms that were denied elsewhere including speech and
religion;

Whereas New York City is often the first stop for countless immigrants who come to its
shores to make new lives for themselves and their families;

Whereas Brooklyn has been a crossroads for immigrants throughout its rich history,
creating the distinct neighborhoods and cultural outlets that are still celebrated today;

Whereas Brooklyn Community Board 6 is made up of neighborhoods that celebrate,


reflect and respect all of its residents, no matter where they originally called home;

Whereas, according to the Charter of the City of New York, among other responsibilities,
it is the mandate of the Community Board to consider the needs of its district and advise
any public officers with respect to any matter relating to the welfare of the district and its
residents;

Whereas Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope and
Red Hook, the neighborhoods that comprise Brooklyn Community Board 6, all share a
view of the Statue of Liberty upon whose pedestal is written:

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand


A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp! cries she
With silent lips. Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

marking this city as a representation of a nation that would serve as a safe harbor for all,
regardless of where they came from;

Therefore be it resolved that Brooklyn Community Board 6 denounces President Donald


Trumps PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO
THE UNITED STATES Executive Order issued on Friday January 27, 2017 and urges a
full repeal of the Presidents Executive Order;
Be it further resolved, the Board calls upon President Donald Trump to pursue
compassionate and fair immigration policies which refrain from xenophobic rhetoric and
place a higher value on the American ideals of freedom and liberty.

As adopted unanimously by Brooklyn Community Board 6 at their February 8, 2017


general meeting.