During the White House meeting, Mr. Trump said the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the administration's travel ban was a "great victory for our country" after Justices ruled 5-4 in the White House's favor.
The travel ban case was argued on April 25, with the court's conservative majority signalling support for Trump's policy in a significant test of presidential powers.
Previous versions of the ban, which limited travel to the USA from Muslim-majority countries, had been blocked by lower courts, with plaintiffs alleging unconstitutional anti-Muslim bias.
President Trump, reacting to the decision on Twitter, wrote: "SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN". Some travelers were detained at airports, while others were allowed to enter the U.S. And in doing that, he said, and by the way, we want to do one other thing; we have a bunch of briefs in this case from people who analogize this ban to the Korematsu case during World War II, which upheld.
Trump's second order expired as planned last fall, and the White House then issued a third and permanent order that barred entry for most visitors and immigrants from Iran, Libya, Chad, Syria, Somalia, Yemen and North Korea, although Chad later was removed from the list.
Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling resolved one question, whether the Hawaii judge's order to block enforcement should go back into effect or be overturned, and the justices threw the order out.
"As long as I am President, I will defend the sovereignty, safety, and security of the American People, and fight for an immigration system that serves the national interests of the United States and its citizens". As a candidate in 2015, President Trump issued a statement calling for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on".
In a dissent she read in the courtroom, liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor cited "stark parallels" with the court's 1944 decision that upheld US internment of Japanese-Americans during World War Two. He dismissed the many anti-Muslim statements Trump has made as "extrinsic statements".
The dissent also states that "a reasonably observer would conclude that [the ban] was motivated by anti-Muslim animus".
The travel ban was one of Trump's signature hardline immigration policies that have been a central part of his presidency and "America First" approach.
Despite Trump's claim that the ban was "not a Muslim ban", he noted an exception to the travel restrictions for Christians coming from these countries. Several universities and higher-education groups have been vocal in opposing the travel ban in all its versions, arguing that the policy would create an unwelcoming environment for worldwide scholars. Venezuela and North Korea also were targeted in the current policy. He was convicted of violating a military "exclusion order", which required "all persons of Japanese ancestry" to relocate from designated areas in the Western United States to government-run internment camps.
Protesters took to the streets from Washington to Los Angeles and NY to bemoan the decision, and oppose the administration's hardline approach on the southern border, where 2 000 children remain separated from their migrant parents. "United States", the infamous 1944 Supreme Court ruling that affirmed the US government's internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
I have reason to suspect that the press isn't exactly thrilled over the Supreme Court upholding President Trump's travel ban.
"Not since key decisions on slavery, segregation in schools, and Japanese American incarceration have we seen a decision that so clearly fails to protect those most vulnerable to government-led discrimination", added Farhana Khera, executive director of the group Muslim Advocates.
Tens of thousands of visas were canceled and protesters took to the streets saying the president was banning Muslims in violation of the constitution's religious freedom protections.