The Supreme Court unanimously ruled to allow President Trump’s temporary travel ban to go into effect. The full case on the travel ban will be heard by the Supreme Court this fall.
Though Monday’s decision wasn’t the final word on the travel ban, Trump touted it as “a clear victory for our national security.”
“As president, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm,” he said in a written statement. “I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive.”
All nine justices agreed in the 13-page decision to take up the case in the fall, setting up a showdown over the legality of the order.
Justices Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito Jr. and Thomas wrote a three-page opinion saying they would have allowed Trump’s travel ban to take effect fully, without regard to a foreign national’s connection to the United States. Their dissent could foreshadow a tough road ahead for opponents of the travel ban.