The US Supreme Court today upheld the much-criticized administrative decision by President Trump of banning people from countries like Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen from entering the US. The White House and the Trump administration is elated, and the whole world is looking at America in silent disbelief.
SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN. Wow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2018
The Supreme Court came to accept the government’s argument that the ban was within Trump’s presidential powers to draft national security policy and his authority to “suspend the entry of aliens into the United States.”
President Trump has hailed this ruling as a “tremendous victory for the American People and the Constitution.”
In a statement about this judgment, he also said, “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. As long as I am President, I will defend the sovereignty, safety, and security of the American People, and fight for an immigration system that serves the national interests of the United States and its citizens.”
Trump’s aide, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the ruling was “critical to ensuring the continued authority of President Trump – and all future presidents – to protect the American people.”
Though Chief Justice Roberts wrote in the judgment that, “We express no view on the soundness of the policy,” the view on Trump’s power as the President of the US has become unquestionable. The judgment also stated in its reasoning of upholding the travel ban as “The sole prerequisite that the entry of the covered aliens ‘would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.’ The President has undoubtedly fulfilled that requirement here.” It was pointed out by the Supreme Court that Trump had ordered an evaluation of every country’s compliance with the risk assessment baseline and then issued the findings and that “Based on that review, he found that restricting entry of aliens who could not be vetted with adequate information was in the national interest.”
The Supreme Court, however, refrained from entering into the question of the travel ban being a biased decision targetting Muslim countries.
Never before has the notion of the American Dream become so clouded. We can only hope that someday we will see all this reversed.