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Democrat-Controlled House Votes to Repeal Trump’s Travel Ban

Democrats are so busy trying to be “woke” and “inclusive” that they are seemingly putting Americans at risk to the Coronavirus.

The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted 233-183 to repeal President Donald Trump’s travel ban, The Hill reported.

Many have called the travel ban one of Trump’s “signature wins” in office, arguing that it keeps America safer and protects the country.

But Democrats don’t see it that way and successfully passed a bill that would repeal the travel ban because they argue it is not “inclusive” enough.

The travel ban includes countries like Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the repeal will protect Congress’ “role in establishing our nation’s immigration laws” and end the president’s “Muslim ban.”

Several lefty groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and others have filed legal challenges to the travel ban, but have been unsuccessful.

The U.S. Constitution is clearly on Trump’s side in this case.

Back in June 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the president of the United States can legally restrict immigration for national security purposes, which is what Trump has been doing.

In a 5-to-4 vote, the court ruled that the president’s power to secure the country’s borders, delegated by Congress over decades of immigration lawmaking, was not undermined by Trump’s history of statements about the dangers he said Muslims pose to the United States.

Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said that Trump had ample statutory authority to make national security judgments in the realm of immigration.

“The issue before us is not whether to denounce the statements,” Chief Justice Roberts wrote. “It is instead the significance of those statements in reviewing a presidential directive, neutral on its face, addressing a matter within the core of executive responsibility.”

“In doing so,” he wrote, “we must consider not only the statements of a particular president but also the authority of the presidency itself.”

“This ruling is also a moment of profound vindication following months of hysterical commentary from the media and Democratic politicians who refuse to do what it takes to secure our border and our country,” the president said in a statement issued by the White House soon after the decision was announced.

The opinion stated that Trump’s immigration restrictions fell “squarely” within the president’s authority.

The court rejected claims that the ban was motivated by religious discrimination and held that the president had the legal right to protect the nation from potential national security issues.

But Democrats are still trying to repeal the policy despite the SCOTUS already issuing their ruling nearly two years ago.

Fortunately, the bill will never pass in the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate.