President Donald Trump is tweeting “Wow!” after the Supreme Court upheld his travel ban from several mostly Muslim countries.
Trump tweeted Tuesday: “SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN. Wow!”
SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN. Wow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2018
The court rejected a challenge that the ban discriminated against Muslims or exceeded Trump’s authority. The 5-4 decision is the court’s first substantive ruling on a Trump administration policy.
Roberts wrote that presidents have substantial power to regulate immigration. He also rejected the challengers’ claim of anti-Muslim bias.
The policy applies to travelers from five countries with overwhelmingly Muslim populations — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.