Hawaii challenges Trump's new travel ban

Honolulu (Hawaii) [USA], Mar. 9 (ANI): Hawaii has become the first state to sue against a revised travel ban introduced by the Donald Trump administration.

According to local media reports, Attorneys for the state filed the lawsuit in federal court, Honolulu.

Hawaii had previously sued the Trump administration's initial travel ban, but the lawsuit was put on hold while other cases played out across the country.

Hawaii gave notice that it intended to file an amended lawsuit to cover the new ban, which will be effective on March 16.

The revised executive order bars new visas for the people from six predominantly Muslim countries and temporarily shuts down the US refugee program. It doesn't apply to travellers, who already have visas.

Hawaii's lawsuit says the order will harm the Muslim population, tourism and foreign students.

Earlier, Trump signed a revised executive order banning immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, dropping Iraq from January's previous order.

The ban covers Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. (ANI)