Congressman Francis Rooney Statement on Supreme Court Travel Ban Decision
Washington, DC - I am encouraged by the Supreme Court’s decision today on President Trump’s travel ban and I am confident that the order will ultimately be ruled Constitutional. This unanimous decision will allow for much of the President’s travel ban to become effective, while awaiting the court’s final decision at a later date. Vetting those individuals entering our country is not only a right, but also a responsibility. In an age of heightened terror and radicalism, we must be able to ensure that those coming to our country will not seek to cause death and destruction in the name of any cause. The decision also shows that rulings of politically motivated lower courts will not be acceptable, and it is my hope that politicians will start working together towards real solutions instead of attempting to force legislation from the bench.