Live: Reactions after Supreme Court upholds travel ban


Geno Teofilo, a spokeman for the Norwegian Refugee Council, a humanitarian organization, called the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel “shocking and unjust.”

In a statement, Teofilo said the travel ban essentially shuts the door on refugee families who have been waiting for years to enter the US.

This is his full statement:

Barring the entry of vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers is a slap in the face to thousands of innocent refugee families from Somalia. These families and others like them have been patiently waiting for years to resettle themselves and their children, while undergoing strict vetting and adhering to US policies. Now the door of welcome has been slammed shut. This ban creates a greater burden on other countries in East Africa that will continue to host these refugees. This Supreme Court ruling coming from a country founded by immigrants is shocking and unjust.”

Separately, the director of the Somali American Community Center in Clarkston, Georgia, said the court’s decision marks a “sad day.”

“Most of us are fleeing from Islamic terrorists. People who are trying to hurt some other Muslims,” Omar Shekhey told CNN.

Source : Nbcnewyork