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Trump hails the SCOTUS decision on his travel ban as a 'clear victory for our national security'

In a statement Monday, President Trump declared the Supreme Court's decision regarding his travel ban a "clear victory for our national security." The Supreme Court on Monday announced that it would review Trump's executive order temporarily banning travel from six majority-Muslim nations in October; in the meantime, it will allow the government to partly implement its ban, though only against people without a "bona fide" connection to the U.S.

Trump claimed in his statement that the court's decision allows his ban to become "largely effective." "Today's ruling allows me to use an important tool for protecting our nation's homeland," Trump said in the statement, noting he only wants people "who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive."

BuzzFeed News legal editor Chris Geidner reported that it "remains to be seen how big a change this is, given many have connections" to the U.S.

Twice in the statement, Trump lauded the fact that the Supreme Court unanimously agreed to review his ban and to partially reinstate it. However, the decision was actually made per curiam, meaning it was issued in the name of the court rather than by a unanimous consensus from the justices.