WH: Trump ‘Honored’ by SCOTUS Decision to Hear Travel Ban Case, Implement Temporary Ban

Melanie Arter – June 26, 2017

(CNSNews.com) – The White House on Monday praised the U.S. Supreme Court decision to review President Donald Trump’s travel 90-day travel ban on people coming to the U.S. from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen and its decision to ban any foreign national who doesn’t have a bona fide relationship with a person or entity” in the U.S. until the high court hears the case.

“The president was honored by the 9-0 decision that allows him to use an important tool to protect our nation’s homeland. His number one responsibility as commander-in-chief is to keep the American people safe, and that’s exactly what this executive order does,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said during an off-camera press briefing.

The high court’s decision means injunctions imposed by federal appeals courts preventing the president from implementing his executive order on immigration have been partially stayed.