Trump travel ban has another setback

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March 31, 2017
US President Donald Trump

HONOLULU (AP):

A United States judge in Hawaii is keeping President Donald Trump's travel ban on hold while the state's lawsuit works its way through the courts.

US District Judge Derrick Watson issued a 24-page order Wednesday extending his temporary order blocking the ban.

It came after the Department of Justice argued for a narrower ruling only covering the part of Trump's executive order that suspends new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries.

Government attorney Chad Readler said halting the flow of refugees had no effect on Hawaii and the state has not shown how it is harmed by the ban.