Asking the USA to designate the FSLN from Nicaragua as a Foreign Terrorist Organization
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July 15, 2018
The Honorable Donald Trump.
The White House.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20502
Dear Mr. President,
As an American citizen of Nicaraguan origin, I am writing to ask you to designate the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) in accordance with Section 219 of the Immigration and NatIonality Act of 1965 (INA).
Mr. President, what is happening in Nicaragua is a genocide directed by the FSLN. From April 19, 2018 to this date, at least 400 Nicaraguans have been killed and the number of people killed increases on a daily basis.
On June 1st, 2018 an American citizen named Sixto Henry Vera was killed in Managua by paramilitary forces controlled by the FSLN. On July 09, 2018 US Ambassador in Managua, Mrs. Laura Dogu reported gunfire near her house in Managua. Additionally, there are reports of American citizens living in NIcaragua who have been attacked in their residences and are currently fleeing or living clandestinely trying to take refuge in the American embassy.
The FSLN meets the Legal criteria to be designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization reflecting the Amendments to Section 219 of the INA in year 2001 with the Patriot Act. This is because the following:
It must be a foreign organization.
The organization must engage in terrorist activity, as defined in section 212 (a)(3)(B) of the INA (8 U.S.C. § 1182(a) (3)(B)),* or terrorism, as defined in section 140(d)(2) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (22 U.S.C. § 2656f(d) (2)),** or retain the capability and intent to engage in terrorist activity or terrorism.
The organization’s terrorist activity or terrorism must threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security (national defense, foreign relations, or the economic interests) of the United States
Kindly, I respectfully ask you to designate the FSLN as a terrorist organization.
May God bless the USA and Nicaragua
Alvaro D Quintana
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