Barletta Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Uphold Trump Travel Executive Order

Jun 26, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON Today, Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Donald J. Trump’s authority to impose travel restrictions and enhanced vetting on foreign nationals attempting to enter the United States:

“Today’s decision recognizes the president’s constitutional authority to use the legal tools at their disposal to secure our borders and uphold our immigration system.  The countries currently facing these travel restrictions are failed states, rogue regimes, and nations labeled terrorist havens by previous administrations, both Republican and Democrat alike.  Those who oppose the actions President Trump is taking to keep American citizens safe are fighting against the man, not the policy. 

“We are a compassionate nation, one which has always offered a place for people seeking better lives.  However, our enemies continuously seek to use our generosity against us, and the president has a duty to protect the American people first.  I fully support President Trump’s actions to keep America safe as we work to implement a more thorough and efficient vetting system.”