Peters Statement on Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Ruling

WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States from specific Muslim-majority countries:

“I am very disappointed in the Supreme Court’s divided 5-4 ruling on the Trump administration’s travel ban. As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Homeland Security  Committees, I am focused every day on keeping Americans safe from those who wish to do us harm. The President has made clear this ban is intended to be discriminatory, just like previous versions of the ban that could not pass legal muster. I am proud to represent a vibrant Arab and Muslim American community, and I have heard firsthand from local leaders about the consequences of this executive order. This divisive executive order does nothing to keep us safe and serves as a propaganda tool for recruitment by terrorists and extremist groups intent on attacking the United States and our allies.”