President Trump’s campaign touted the Supreme Court’s decision to allow Trump’s travel ban to take effect, following weeks of legal disputes that had postponed its implementation.
“From June 16, 2015 to this day, President Trump’s immigration policies have always been about one thing: keeping Americans safe from people who seek to do us harm and attack our freedoms,” Michael Glassner, executive director of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., said in a statement Monday. “As promised, the President directed his administration to conduct a thorough and appropriate review of immigration vetting procedures, in place under the previous administration, to ensure that terrorist attacks do not occur on American soil.”
“Now that the Supreme Court has ordered the lifting of restrictions on this ban, minimum security standards for entry into the United States can be enforced,” he added. “All Americans should take heart that President Trump is fully committed to Making America Safe Again, and will continue the fight to ensure their safety no matter what.”
Trump had tried on two occasions to implement the ban by issuing an executive order after his original ban got held up in court. The ban suspends travel into the U.S. for applicants from six Muslim-majority countries.
Federal judges from Hawaii and Maryland blocked Trump’s third attempt to implement a ban on those coming into the U.S. from six Muslim-majority countries in October. Hawaii and Maryland appeals courts will hear the cases later this week.
However, the Supreme Court said Monday both judges’ blocks of the ban were lifted until the Supreme Court makes its decision on the case. Foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Chad will be impacted by the travel ban.
The case is anticipated to reach the Supreme Court following the appeals courts rule.