In a statement posted on Facebook Sunday, Stefanik, R-Willsboro, called the order “rushed and overly broad.”
She said it was Congress’s role to write immigration laws.
“Our first role as the federal government is to protect our national security, and I believe we need to work in Congress to reform and strengthen our visa vetting process,” her statement said.
“I strongly urge the president to work with Congress moving forward as we reform our immigration system to strengthen our homeland security.”
So her main complaint is that Congress wasn't notified and if it had been tweaked a little bit it would have been all good.
As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Stefanik said she advocates for Iraqis and Afghans who have served side by side as U.S. allies to be prioritized for visas.
Does that mean screw the rest of them?
Back to the notification thing. Want to link this Josh Marshall story.
The White House worked with senior staffers on the House Judiciary Committee to draft the order. But those staffers, who work ultimately for Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), didn't tell their bosses. In other words, they secretly collaborated with White House staff without informing the members of Congress they work for. Indeed, the administration went so far as to have them sign non-disclosure agreements swearing them to secrecy!
President Bannon doesn't need you Elise.