President’s controversial travel ban has been put on hold by a judge in Hawaii.
PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s revised travel ban has been put on hold by a judge in Hawaii, just hours before it was due to take effect.
A judge heard arguments that the ban – which targets people from six predominantly Muslim countries – discriminates on the basis of nationality.
US District Court Judge Derrick Watson’s decision prevents the executive order from going into effect – at least for now.
Hawaii also argued that the ban would prevent residents from receiving visits from relatives in the six countries covered by the order.
The state says the ban would harm its tourism industry and the ability to recruit foreign students and workers.