Supreme Court: "Congress ... Delegated to the President Authority to Suspend or Restrict the Entry of Aliens"
A 5-4 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court ruled [June 26] that President Donald Trump acted within his legal authority when he issued a proclamation in September 2017 restricting entry into the United States of citizens from eight countries who could not be properly vetted as potential terrorist threats.
The majority opinion in Trump v. Hawaii -- written by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Anthony Kennedy -- held that Trump's proclamation was well within the plain meaning of the power granted expressly to the president in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
"'By its plain language, §1182(f) grants the president broad discretion to suspend the entry of aliens into the United States,' Roberts wrote in the opinion of the court," CNSNews reports.