WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, June 26, the United States Supreme Court unanimously voted to uphold aspects of President Trump’s executive order banning travel from many Middle-Eastern countries, reversing rulings from lower courts to dismiss the travel ban.
The court ruled that travelers in a wide variety of visa categories will have to prove some connection to a U.S. citizen or organization to enter the country. Essentially, the court’s ruling blocks new immigrants and refugees with no prior connections to the U.S. from entering the U.S.
Following the ruling President Trump said, “Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security. It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective. As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive. My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe. Today’s ruling allows me to use an important tool for protecting our Nation’s homeland. I am also particularly gratified that the Supreme Court’s decision was 9-0.”
Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers was pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision saying, “Today the Supreme Court rightly allowed most of President Trump’s plan to secure America from Islamic extremists to go into effect. I am confident President Trump will prevail on the merits of the case when it is heard in the high court’s October term. However, there’s a possibility our judicial system will fail to fully defend American sovereignty. In that case, I am working on legislation that would give the president broad authority to bar any person or group of people that could be members of or infiltrated by a terrorist organization. If the courts do not uphold the law, the Congress must act to protect American citizens.”
Later in the year, the Supreme Court will rule on the complete travel ban signed into law by President Trump in January. In that ruling, the court will be able to overturn today’s ruling.
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