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President Donald Trump signs the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) executive order, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room in the White House in Washington, which directs the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which expands the number of waterways that are federally protected under the Clean Water Act. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hawaii filed a motion to challenge President Trump's newest executive order on immigration


Nearly a day after the Trump administration revealed its revised immigration plan, Hawaii has become the first state to challenge the travel ban, CNN reported. Attorneys for the state said in court filings that they intend to file a motion on Wednesday asking a federal judge to temporary block the new executive order.

Neal Katyal, one of the lead attorneys for Hawaii, admitted that the newest executive order covers fewer people than the original, but that it still "suffers from the same constitutional and statutory defeats. 

Both sides in the Hawaii case have asked a federal judge to approve a tight briefing schedule so that the state's request can be heard before the newest executive order goes into effect on March 16.

Hawaii's legislative actions are reminiscent of the aftermath caused by Trump's first executive order on immigration in which Seattle had successfully brought forward a temporary restraining order.

Trump made several revisions to his newest executive order, removing Iraq from the group of countries that should temporarily halt foreign national admissions. And, those who had their visas revoked as a result of the original legislation, are still permitted to travel to the U.S.

Hawaii filed a motion to challenge President Trump's newest executive order on immigration

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