BREAKING: SCOTUS upholds Trump’s ‘travel ban’

and · June 26, 2018  
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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of President Trump’s immigration restriction order, which opponents have labeled a “Muslim ban.”

The Trump administration has released three versions of an immigration moratorium on immigration from Islamic nations that are known hotbeds of terrorist activity.

The Supreme Court agreed that the president has broad statutory authority to restrict immigration to the United States, citing legitimate national security concerns.

Opponents of the order characterized the immigration moratorium as a ban singling out Muslims immigrants for discrimination. However, the version of the ban questioned before the court affected Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, not Muslims at large. A Muslim immigrant from many other Muslim majority nations — excluding those five countries — would be permitted into the U.S.

Writing for the majority, Justice John Roberts said the president’s order falls “squarely” within his authority.

“The [order] is expressly premised on legitimate purposes: preventing entry of nationals who cannot be adequately vetted and inducing other nations to improve their practices,” Roberts explained. “The text says nothing about religion.”

CR’s Nate Madden and Daniel Horowitz weighed in on social media with their own analysis of the Supreme Court decision:

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Author: Jordan Schachtel and Chris Pandolfo

Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review and editor of The Dossier for Blaze Media. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.