Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Rep. Peters’ Statement on 9th Circuit Ruling on Trump Immigration Ban

Feb 9, 2017
Press Release

Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement on the unanimous decision of the 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals to maintain a freeze on President Trump’s ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries:

“Today's ruling is a reminder that an independent judiciary is a cornerstone of our democracy, rooted in our Constitution, and uninfluenced by badgering and insults from even the President of the United States. No person is above the law.

“While the courts took a step forward to block implementation of part of this order, I remain as committed as ever to working with Democrats and Republicans in Congress who know that unconstitutional political rhetoric must be rejected in favor of serious immigration and border policies that promote security and economic growth.”