For Immediate Release
June 26, 2018
SOS Press Office
SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued the following statement on the US Supreme Court travel ban ruling.
“The Supreme Court upheld discrimination today in a shameful decision that undermines the liberties and values that define our democracy. A president shouldn't be able to ban travel from countries based on overt racial animus or religious bias. Enabling such behavior, particularly for this president, is dangerous."
“Though the Supreme Court's ruling is profoundly disturbing, we must all continue to fight for our shared ideals of acceptance and tolerance for everyone, regardless of who you worship or where you were born. Ultimately, it is on all of us to determine the type of country we want our children to inherit. Today's decision does not represent that country."