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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement on Trump v. Hawaii

Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued the following statement about the travel order arguments being heard today by the U.S. Supreme Court:

“President Trump has been steadfast in his commitment to the safety and security of all Americans. The Constitution and Acts of Congress confer on the President broad discretion and authority to protect the United States from all foreign and domestic threats. After multiple agency heads conducted a comprehensive, worldwide review of foreign governments’ information-sharing practices and other risk factors, President Trump determined this travel order is critical to protecting the American people.  We look forward to defending the order’s lawfulness today in the Supreme Court.”

Press Release Number: 
18-528
Updated April 25, 2018