Local Groups React To Supreme Court Upholding Trump Travel Ban

Alan Scaia
June 26, 2018 - 12:23 pm
Travel Ban Protest

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A group that helped refugees in Texas when President Trump first issued the travel ban says the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a travel ban represents a "shattered dream."

The Supreme Court says the President made the decision based on national security, not a target of one religion.

Anne Marie Weiss-Armush, president of the group DFW International, disagrees.

"There are no facts that show the refugees or Muslim immigrants have caused an increase in terrorism in the US, so the facts don't support this allegation" said Weiss-Armush.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has put out a statement saying he's "pleased but hardly surprised" about the Supreme Court's decision.

Paxton says the travel ban is a "carefully crafted" approach to "protecting Texans."

The Trump Administration is calling the decision a "tremendous victory for the American people" and a "moment of profound vindication."