Federal judge in Hawaii issues nationwide ban on Trump's new travel order

Jessica Clark anchors. 3/15/2017

A federal judge in Hawaii has issued a nationwide temporary restraining order on President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued his ruling Wednesday after hearing arguments on Hawaii's request for a temporary restraining order involving the ban.

His ruling prevents the executive order from going into effect Thursday.

Hawaii argued that the ban discriminates on the basis of nationality and would prevent Hawaiian residents from receiving visits from relatives in the six mostly Muslim countries covered by the ban.

The state also argued the ban would harm its tourism industry, as well as its ability to recruit foreign students and workers.

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