Sen. Chris Coons released a statement June 12 in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision to reject President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

“I'm encouraged that yet another attempt by President Trump to implement a travel ban has been rejected,” Coons said. “Let’s be clear: the president’s proposed travel ban is not only discriminatory and counterproductive, it’s also in direct violation of the principles embedded in our Constitution.

“The administration has not produced any analysis or justification for why the ban is necessary even though they argued that the ban was essential for 90 days so such a review could occur. Now, courts are consistently coming to the same conclusion that this ban is unlawful. It is discriminatory and would only make our nation less safe.”