By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court struck down, in part, the preliminary injunction against President Trump’s Terrorist Travel Ban. US Representative Mike Rogers (R-Saks) supports the decision.
Congressman Rogers wrote in a statement, “Today the Supreme Court rightly allowed most of President Trump’s plan to secure America from Islamic extremists to go into effect. I am confident President Trump will prevail on the merits of the case when it is heard in the high court’s October term.”
Rep. Rogers warned. “However, there’s a possibility our judicial system will fail to fully defend American sovereignty. In that case, I am working on Legislation that would give the president broad authority to bar any person or group of people that could be members of or infiltrated by a terrorist organization. If the courts do not uphold the law, the Congress must act to protect American citizens.”
The court will hear the case in October, but struck down most of the preliminary injunctions against the travel ban set by judges in the lower courts.
President Trump (R) said in a statement, “Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security…As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive.”
President Trump added, “My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe. Today’s ruling allows me to use an important tool for protecting our Nation’s homeland.”
A limited ban on travelers from the six countries known to support terrorism Sudan, Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen can now be enforced by the government under a 1952 law giving the President broad powers to control immigration when there is a credible national security concern.
Critics have called the move a “Muslim ban” something that President Trump campaigned on during the 2016 election year. Lower court judges in California and Virginia has cited that rhetoric when ruling against enforcing the President’s limited travel ban.
Congressman Mike Rogers represents Alabama’s Third Congressional District.