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Delaware's Congressional delegation praises federal court ruling on travel ban

Delaware Public Media

Delaware’s congressional delegation reacted in favor of a federal appeals court ruling Thursday that rejected reinstating President Trump’s travel ban.

After the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced its decision, Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester praised it.

Senator Carper (D-Delaware), in a statement, called the 9th Circuit ruling a victory.

"President Trump’s executive order to block Syrian refugees and ban entry of immigrants from seven Muslim majority countries is not just unconstitutional—it’s fundamentally un-American. This unsafe and uninformed policy endangers our national security and it jeopardizes our nation’s ability to lead the world with moral clarity," said Carper in his statement.  We can fortify our refugee and immigrant vetting process and keep Americans safe without steamrolling the law.”

Senator Coons (D-Delaware) had a similar reaction, calling the 9th Circuit’s decision “the right one.”


"President Trump's illegal ban should be seen for what it is: fulfillment of an oft-repeated campaign promise to ban Muslims from entering the United States, including refugees fleeing unspeakable violence. I urge the President to respect our courts and this opinion, and to work towards a bipartisan solution to improving our safety while continuing our national tradition of welcoming refugees,"  said Coons in a statement.

And Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Delaware) tweeted that lady liberty was celebrating decision.

An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is possible