Reaction to Supreme Court decision upholding Trump’s ‘travel ban’

Yahoo News Photo Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban restricting entry to people from five Muslim-majority countries, delivering the president a major victory in a tortuous legal battle.

The win follows two embarrassing climbdowns for the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on migrants crossing the Mexico border and with Trump under mounting pressure to legislate a solution to the immigration crisis, one of the most polarizing debates in US politics.

Conservative jurists prevailed over liberals in Tuesday’s majority opinion from America’s highest court. The 5-4 ruling validated the most recent version of the ban, which the Trump administration claims is driven by national security.

Trump pounced on the decision as a victory for his authority to defend national security. “Wow!” he tweeted just minutes after the ruling. (AFP)

Here’s a look at reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban.

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