Scott Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Review President Trump’s Travel Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following
statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review President Trump’s
travel ban and to allow parts of the executive order to be enforced until
the Court makes a final ruling:

“I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has allowed parts of President
Trump’s travel ban to move forward until they issue a final decision.
While I am pleased that the Court preserved the ability of travelers from
the countries listed in the travel ban to enter the United States if they
have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity
in the United States, I remain concerned that the President and his
administration will continue to unnecessarily delay the resettlement of
refugees fleeing violence.

“Based on the President’s previous comments on this issue during the
election and in the wake of lower court decisions delaying its
implementation, I am also concerned about the President’s intent to
implement this executive order in a non-discriminatory manner. By the time
the Supreme Court hears arguments in this case, the Court and the American
public will be able to determine if the Administration applied this travel
ban in a discriminatory fashion.”