In a unanimous decision on Monday, the United States Supreme Court allowed a limited version of President Trump’s executive order banning incoming travel from six terror-prone countries to be reinstated.
The announcement is a major victory for the Trump administration as the Supreme Court partially nullified lower court rulings barring enforcement of the order’s travel ban provision:
We grant the Government’s applications to stay the injunctions, to the extent the injunctions prevent enforcement of §2(c) with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.
The justices scheduled oral arguments to begin in October – when the court’s next term begins. Unanimously
President Trump released a statement following the Supreme Court’s decision, declaring a win for national security:
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.
President Trump has been frustrated by lower level courts for blocking the executive order that was signed on January 27, 2017.
What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into U.S.?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2017
Our legal system is broken! “77% of refugees allowed into U.S. since travel reprieve hail from seven suspect countries.” (WT) SO DANGEROUS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2017
“The Government has made a strong showing that it is likely to succeed on the merits—that is, that the judgments below will be reversed,” Justice Thomas wrote, a statement also supported by Justices Alito and Gorsuch. “The Government has also established that failure to stay the injunctions will cause irreparable harm by interfering with its “compelling need to provide for the Nation’s security.”