Statement from President Donald J. Trump

Today's unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security.  It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective.

As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm.  I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive. 

My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe.  Today's ruling allows me to use an important tool for protecting our Nation's homeland.  I am also particularly gratified that the Supreme Court’s decision was 9-0.

Democratic National Committee

Tom Perez on SCOTUS Action on Trump’s Muslim Ban

Today, the Supreme Court announced it will allow part of President Trump’s Muslim ban to take effect until it hears oral arguments over the constitutionality of the executive order in the Fall. Earlier this month, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision that found the executive order was “rooted in religious animus and intended to bar Muslims from this country.” DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:
“Donald Trump’s Muslim ban is an unconstitutional and un-American assault on our country’s foundation of religious freedom. As a nation, our diversity is our greatest strength, and we cannot allow such prejudice to shut the doors of progress. Democrats will continue to fight this hatred every step of the way.”

Supreme Court to Hear Trump Muslim Ban Challenge

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will review the challenge to President Trump’s Muslim ban, and will keep the ban from taking effect in the interim as to individuals who have a connection to the United States.

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, and National Immigration Law Center are challenging the ban on behalf of HIAS, the International Refugee Assistance Project, the Middle East Studies Association, and individuals affected by the ban. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals found the ban unconstitutional in May, affirming a March decision from the federal district court in Maryland, and prompting the government’s appeal.

Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, who argued the appellate case, said today:

“President Trump’s Muslim ban violates the fundamental constitutional principle that government cannot favor or disfavor any one religion. Courts have repeatedly blocked this indefensible and discriminatory ban. The Supreme Court now has a chance to permanently strike it down.”

The order is at:

More information about this case is at:

International Refugee Assistance Project


(New York, NY) –The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case Trump v. IRAP in the upcoming October 2017 term, and partially granted a request to allow the Muslim ban and refugee ban to take effect as to individuals without a “bona fide relationship” to persons or entities in the United States.

Earlier this month, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to hear the government’s appeal of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold the blocking of the Muslim ban. In addition, the Department of Justice also requested that the Supreme Court allow them to enforce the Executive Order, by lifting the suspension of the ban issued by the judges in both the IRAP v. Trump and the Hawaii v. Trump rulings, the latter of which was also recently reaffirmed by a United States court of appeals.

The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) at the Urban Justice Center vows to continue its efforts to combat the travel and refugee ban, after numerous judges across the country have ruled that the Order was constitutionally suspect.

Becca Heller, IRAP’s Director, said:
 “We hope that the Supreme Court will ultimately uphold the ruling of Judges across the country and declare the travel ban unconstitutional and discriminatory in nature. When the first order went into effect, tens of thousands of Americans showed the world that this is not who we are and not what we want. We will never give up defending the rights of those who are affected by this discriminatory executive order.”
IRAP’s co-plaintiffs are HIAS and the Middle East Studies Association, along with several individuals, including U.S. citizens, affected by the ban. They are represented by the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the ACLU of Maryland.