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Six States to Join Hawai‘i Travel Ban Lawsuit

October 30, 2017, 2:57 PM HST
* Updated October 30, 2:59 PM
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Today, the states of California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Washington filed a motion to intervene as parties in the travel ban lawsuit brought by Hawai‘i against President Trump’s third travel ban.

Attorney General Douglas Chin. State of Hawai’i photo.

In today’s motion to intervene, the six states side with Hawai‘i’s position that the travel ban is illegal and unconstitutional.

Hawai‘i Attorney General Doug Chin said, “Hawai‘i is not the only state to be negatively impacted by this discriminatory order. Attorneys general from states throughout the US have objected to the President’s travel ban in all of its forms from day one. Hawai‘i has stood side-by-side with these states in opposing the various forms of this travel ban from the beginning.”

On Sept. 24, 2017, President Trump issued a proclamation creating an indefinite ban on travel that targeted an overwhelmingly Muslim population.

On Oct. 17, 2017, a Hawai‘i federal district court judge ordered a nationwide injunction against the travel ban, hours before it was set to go into effect.

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The Trump administration has appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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