"I am writing to invite all Congress Members for the resolution of Congressman Joaquin Castro … to end the emergency declaration using the mechanism of termination within the National Emergencies Act," the California Democrat wrote in a letter to his colleagues.
"All Members swear and defend the Constitution," Pelosi added. "The President's decision to go out of the law to try to get what he can not achieve in the constitutional legislative process violates the Constitution and must be terminated. We have solemn responsibility to uphold the Constitution, and defend our system checks and balances against the President's abuse. "
Representatives are up until 3 pm Thursday to sign the resolution, which was introduced Friday, Pelosi wrote. The House will "move quickly" under the National Emergency Act to pass it before sending it to the Senate, he added.
Castro had promised to reduce such declaration before the Trump statement as a possible second partial government shutdown loomed.
"Historically, the President declared national emergencies for urgent national security issues. President Trump did not order the use of the authority of the congress by declaring an emergency based on unfounded hype instead of any substantial emergency, "Texas Democrat said Thursday in a statement.
Castro added that "there is no basis for declaration by the President Trump will set a dangerous rule about the balance of the constitutional powers between the executive and legislative branches." Speaking at the White House Rose Garden on Friday, Trump referred to an "invasion" of undocumented immigrants and "huge amounts of drugs" on the southern boundary but offers some concrete examples that such a crisis exists.
the long legal road facing his command.
"We will have a national emergency, and will try us, and will surrender to the 9th Circuit, even if it is not there, and it is possible to get a bad decision, then we will have another bad decision, and then we will conclude the Supreme Court, and expect that we will get a fair share and win the Supreme Court, "Trump said.  Pelosi explained Friday that he could support a challenge in Trump's declaration.
When asked on Friday when he faced a legal challenge, the speaker responded, "I can – that's an option, and we'll review our choices."
"The President ends about Congress, in the power of the wallet, "he said. , added, "We'll review our choices. We're ready to respond appropriately."