The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban in a decision. The U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement on the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court Trump vs. State of Hawaii.
The Supreme court decision Tuesday was decided by a vote of 5 to 4, ruling that Trump’s decision to ban or restrict travel and immigration from seven countries, most of them majority-Muslim, was within his constitutional authority.
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, with the court’s four liberals — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan — dissenting.
“Now that the U.S. court system has set guidelines for the president’s executive orders on immigration, we are hopeful that a coherent and durable set of policies can be put into place by the administration.
“Today’s decision should enable the White House to move on to a new messaging phase: Making it clear that keeping bad actors out remains a priority, but making it equally clear that legitimate business and leisure travelers are as welcome and desired as ever in the United States.
“The economic stakes around strong and healthy international travel are too high—and speak too squarely to the president’s priorities of growing exports, jobs, and the GDP—for the welcome message not to become a featured part of the administration’s calculus.”
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