WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement praising the Supreme Court’s decision upholding President Trump’s travel ban on several countries with alarming rates of terrorism:

“The Supreme Court’s decision today is a huge victory for President Trump’s plan to secure the border and strengthen our national security by keeping terrorists out of America.

“President Trump’s common sense policy banning unvetted travel from nations with a history of serious problems stopping terrorism does just that, and is a strong step in the right direction for our country’s national security after years of open borders and weakness under the Obama administration.

“Today’s ruling affirms once and for all that, despite false claims in the media and from the left, this practical policy is squarely within the President’s authority to implement and enforce, and our country will be safer because of this ruling.”