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Hawai‘i Becomes First State to Sue Against Trump’s Travel Ban

Audrey McAvoy/AP
Audrey McAvoy/AP

Hawai‘i has become the first state to sue President Trump over his revised temporary travel ban. As Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Bill Dorman reports, the state’s attorney general filed a motion for a temporary restraining order to stop any enforcement of the latest executive order.

Hawai‘i Attorney General Doug Chin wants a nationwide injunction to stop the enforcement of President Trump’s travel ban.

Wednesday night local time, Chin released a statement saying “We all want safety and security in our state. But discrimination against people based on national origin or religion is a very dark path we must never accept.”

Earlier Wednesday, a federal judge granted Hawai‘i’s request to argue its case against the executive order. That proceeding will take place next Wednesday—the day before the travel ban is scheduled to take effect.

Bill Dorman has been the news director at Hawaiʻi Public Radio since 2011.
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