Hawaii will comply with Trump's Muslim ban in full

Hawaii will comply with Trump's Muslim ban in full
The Supreme Court said they couldn't give Hawaii clarification on the Muslim Ban, forcing the state to uphold the travel ban in full.
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08 July, 2017
Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin said Hawaii would comply with the order [AFP]

The US appeals court on Friday turned down Hawaii's attempt to block part of the president's executive order on immigration.

The case was related to the US Supreme Court's decision last month to allow the order, banning travel for passport-holders from six Muslim-majority countries, to pass.

Hawaii appealed to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on the order, requesting clarification on the ruling, and hoping to narrow the implementation of the ban.

A three-judge panel said that it did not have jurisdiction to hear the appeal however and clarification could not be made by a judge in Honolulu.

Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin said he appreciated the quick ruling, and said in a statement that the state would comply.

Reuters reports the Justice Department declined to comment.
The travel ban applies to nationals from six Muslim countries: Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria and Libya and bans them from entering the US, unless they are coming to visit direct family members.

Opponents to the bill say that it discriminates on racial grounds and is therefore racist.

The White House argues that the executive order helps prevent terrorist attacks and is in line with President Trump's campaign pledge to install a "Muslim ban".

The travel ban has caused many problems for family members and caused widespread protests at the beginning of the year.