Federal Judge in Hawaii Blocks President Trump’s New Travel Ban Before It Goes Into Effect

March 15, 2017, 11:27 PM UTC

A federal judge in Hawaii blocked President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on Wednesday. The ruling means that the executive order cannot go into effect nationwide on Thursday as planned.

In his decision, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson said that the ban discriminated on the basis of nationality and that Hawaii residents would be unable to receive visits from relatives living in the six Muslim-majority countries the ban cites, according to the Associated Press.

Hawaii also said that Trump’s order would damage the state’s tourism industry and restrict the ability to enroll and employ foreign students and workers.