Washington, D.C. — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the statement below on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s executive order on “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States:”

“President Trump was right to hit pause on admitting foreign nationals and refugees from countries where adequate security screening cannot occur, and the Supreme Court made the right decision to uphold the Trump Administration’s constitutional and legal executive order. While I have long been opposed to the abuse of executive power, especially with regard to our nation’s immigration laws, President Trump clearly has the authority under the law and the Constitution to limit immigration when it is in our nation’s national security interest to do so. I’m pleased the Supreme Court has cut through the hyperbolic rhetoric surrounding this executive order and has upheld it.”