President Trump on Tuesday declared victory after the Supreme Court upheld his travel ban on several majority Muslim nations.
"SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN. Wow!" Trump tweeted minutes after the court handed down its 5-4 decision.
The ruling maintains one of Trump's core policies, which he put in place less than a week after taking office. It is also a defeat for several states and immigrant rights groups who argued that the executive order discriminates against Muslims and exceeded Trump's presidential powers.
Trump later called the decision a "profound vindication" in a statement issued by the White House press office.