Sen. Chuck Schumer didn’t hold back while commenting on the Supreme Court’s ‘travel ban’ ruling Tuesday, slamming the “backwards” and “un-American” immigration guidelines within minutes of the decision.
The Senate Minority Leader issued a stark statement this week; blasting the decision while saying the revised policy “doesn’t make us safer” and the Court’s ruling “doesn’t make it right.”
“The president’s travel ban doesn’t make us safer, and the Supreme Court’s ruling doesn’t make it right,” Schumer said in a statement. “This is a backward and un-American policy that fails to improve our national security.”
The President hailed the Court’s decision Tuesday afternoon, calling the new guidelines a “tremendous victory for the American people and the Constitution.”
“This ruling is also a moment of profound vindication following months of hysterical commentary from the media and Democratic politicians who refuse to do what it takes to secure our border and our country,” he added.
BREAKING: Supreme Court UPHOLDS TRUMP’S ‘TRAVEL BAN’
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Tuesday that President Trump’s highly-contested ‘travel ban’ is within his constitutional rights to protect the citizens of the United States; adding the immigration restrictions did not amount to “discrimination.”
The 5-4 decision effectively ends multiple lower court decisions that blocked the revised guidelines just hours after the ban was to take effect.
Chief Justice Roberts said the restrictions fall within presidential power to regulate “immigration” and rejected critics claims of anti-Muslim bias.
The ‘travel ban’ impacts travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, and Venezuela.
Challengers to the President’s policy claim the restrictions were motivated by religious bias, while supporters claim the move was necessary to help protect the US from visitors without a proper vetting process.
SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Supreme Court to Hear ‘TRAVEL BAN’ Case This Week
The Supreme Court of the United States is set to hear arguments this week regarding President Trump’s decision to restrict entry into the US for visitors from specific countries; setting the stage for a major legal showdown over a central issue of his administration.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the nation’s highest court will rule on whether the President’s decision to restrict travelers from specific nations was “tainted by religious bias” or falls within his executive authority to protect US citizens from foreign threats.
“One is the question of when the executive can free itself from the taint of earlier remarks or earlier actions, because if you pretend there were no campaign promises of a Muslim ban and there was no Version 1.0 of a travel ban, the administration’s position looks a lot better,” said a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lower courts blocked the President’s executive order within days of his so-called “travel ban,” accusing the administration of blatant anti-Muslim bias and “racism” over the revised guidelines.
The Supreme Court is expected to announce its decision by June.