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Supreme Court rules 5-4 to uphold a travel ban

The Supreme Court reached a decision on the Trump administration’s travel ban.

The Supreme court upheld the trump administration’s ban on a controversial trip that affected a handful of Muslim-majority Nations.

What is the first substantive decision on a trump administration, policy, Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, said presidents have significant power to regulate immigration.

President Trump announced the 5-4 decision in a tweet, the exclamation “Wow!”

THE SUPREME COURT HOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN. Wow!!!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2018

In a lengthy statement, the White house called the decision a “tremendous victory for the American people and the Constitution.”

“This verdict is also a moment of deep defense following months of hysterical comments from the media and democratic politicians who refuse to do what it takes to secure our borders and our country,” Trump said. “As long as I’m President, I will defend the sovereignty, security, and the security of the American people and fight for an immigration system, the national interests of the United States and its citizens. Our country is always safe and protected on my watch.”

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said in a statement: “the Congress has a long time, the President delegated the authority to regulate the entry of persons into the United States, particularly in war-torn countries or well-known state sponsors of terrorism.

“The court has confirmed the law of this common-sense, long-standing practice, which I hope will be President at the end of a once and for all the nagging argument of the liberal judge, the new legal doctrines, because they disapprove of personally.”

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., From the language of the Supreme court, the “right decision.” He said the President “ran across the implementation of the American first again and stand up to our country for sure. That is exactly what this Directive shall apply, and today’s decision confirms that the authority.”

This is the right decision. @realDonaldTrump delivery on the implementation of the America first and stand up to our country for sure. That is exactly what this Directive shall apply, and today’s decision confirmed that of the authority. https://t.co/0RyCvM2GDx

— Rep. Steve Scalise (@Steve Scalise) June 26, 2018

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., blown up, the “Republican-controlled Senate,” for a stolen Supreme Court seat with the nomination of justice Neil from gorsuch, the he as an “arch conservative.” He said the Bank is “now the anchoring of Donald Trump’s legacy of hate” with Tuesday’s decision.

A Republican-controlled Senate steals a #SCOTUS seat & confirmed an arch conservative justice and a seat, the anchoring Donald Trump’s legacy of hate with 5-4 decisions today, the safeguarding of its Muslim ban. This is the result of a process that begins at the ballot box.

— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) June 26, 2018

Connecticut sen Chris Coons is not, “said he plans to introduce legislation quickly,” make it clear “that the United States will not tolerate any discrimination on the basis of religion or nationality” in the Wake of the decision.

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“The Supreme Court ruled that the President of the travel ban was technically constitutional, but that does not mean that it is right that it is justified, or that it is said in America reflects the values” of the Democrat, in a statement.

“The President’s travel ban is not only discriminatory and counter-productive; it is in direct contrast to the principles embedded in our Constitution and our founder, worship the vision of a nation where all people are free to do as you want,” he added. “With the time we have our union more perfect by combating discrimination in all its forms, but the court is the decision of today is that we have a long way to go before we live up to our highest ideals.”

Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., said, “It is extremely disappointing that the Supreme court of this damage confirmed Mende stain on our country. America should be better than this. History will not be kind to this decision.”

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According to the decision, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Said it was a “dark day in North America.” She said it will be “remembered as a stain on our nation and a waiver of the preservation of our basic American values.”

Rep. Salud Carbajal, also a California Democrat, said he was “disappointed” by the decision and promised to “continue to fight against discriminatory and hateful immigration policy is fulfilled.”

Targeting people because of their nationality or religion undermines our nation, the values, and puts Americans in danger by emboldening our enemies. Disappointed by today’s decision, & I want to continue to fight against discriminatory and hate immigration fulfilled policy. #NoMuslimBanEver https://t.co/5UU7oRJkwx

— Rep. Salud Carbajal (@RepCarbajal) June 26, 2018

Trump travel ban “is a serious attack on the freedom of religion in America,” said Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn. “Today’s decision by the Supreme court does not reflect our American values.”

.@realDonaldTrump #TravelBan is a serious attack on the freedom of religion in America. Today’s decision by the Supreme court does not reflect our American values. https://t.co/liIdT7tJxO

Rep. Tim Walz (@RepTimWalz) June 26, 2018

“What is legal is not always easy. A close decision as to whether or not the President of the United States is in the possession of the legal authority for the implementation of this policy avoids the basic question as to whether or not it is the right thing to do,” Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, said in a statement.

He added that the nation’s highest court ” made the wrong decision and ignored the evidence that the Muslim ban, the more closely cropped version, a xenophobic policy.”

Other legislators responded on social media.

The #SCOTUS decision #TravelBan make it right. In fact, it is wrong. America was, is, and should be, better than this.

— Sen. Tammy Baldwin (@Senator Baldwin) June 26, 2018

Let’s be clear: Religious discrimination is not a national security strategy. Today’s decision goes against basic American values, and further damage our reputation abroad, is detrimental to the national security of the United States. #NoMuslimBanEver

Senator Bob Menendez (@Senator Menendez) June 26, 2018

This decision is NOT about the presidential authority, a confirmation of the President of the bigoted politics, or history of targeting immigrants. His policy is still injured, and countless families across our country. The Congress must vote to strike at this affront to our values as Americans pic.twitter.com/9u8mVnxXGm

— André Carson (@Repandre Carson) June 26, 2018

To listen pleased to SCOTUS @realDonaldTrump decision that a restriction on the entry of dangerous foreigners. confirmed As the court firmly held that this decision was not based on religion. Rather, it was on the basis of the neutral notion of security & protection of the United States national security. https://t.co/dvWGKtGyot

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) June 26, 2018

It is a dark and shameful day in this country, to condemn if the highest court of the land refuses, the bigotry on display in Trump’s #MuslimBan. While I respect the #SCOTUS’ authority, I am appalled by his decision and will continue to work hard to put an end to this terrible policy. https://t.co/eXEAPMQ9ze

Rep. Diana DeGette (@RepDianaDeGette) June 26, 2018

Tweet on travel ban:

It is frustrating that, once again, the Supreme court has denied the same rights for people of the Muslim faith, by once again the restoration of the Muslim ban. The Trump administration, a path of discriminatory business practices – there are no data that this prohibition…

— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) June 26, 2018

The United States is a nation of a – and compassionate to immigrants, but we need to ensure that the safety of American citizens over all.

Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) June 26, 2018

Today, #SCOTUS, you put a historical and a shameful example of the sanctioning of discrimination. Discrimination on the basis of religion is contrary to our nation’s fundamental values and the decision of the court, the religious freedom of all Americans, provides at risk.

Rep. Brad Sherman (@BradSherman) June 26, 2018

ICYMI- “America has this issue since our founding. We are a nation of immigrants. My ancestors arrived in America in the Irish potato famine. We can’t ignore immigration – illegal and legal – is no more. The topic surrounds us every day.” pic.twitter.com/9uin7s8oA5

Rep. Paul Mitchell (@RepPaulMitchell) June 26, 2018

Fox News’ Bill Mears, Caitlyn Richard, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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