Chairman Crowley Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Allow Partial Enforcement of President Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

June 26, 2017

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court lifted portions of an injunction on President Trump’s Muslim travel ban. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the travel ban case in October.

“While at least the Supreme Court will not allow the White House to block individuals with strong ties to the United States from entering the country until the justices rule on the travel ban case, any enforcement of this Muslim travel ban is highly concerning.

“Our country was built on the idea that anyone seeking to better their life and contribute to our communities should be welcome in America. President Trump’s decision to block individuals from Muslim countries is in stark contrast to these founding values. This travel ban has hurt our global standing and serves as yet another reminder of the short-sighted foreign policy coming from the Trump administration.”