The federal government filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Honolulu on Monday requesting a stay on deadlines until the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals addresses a separate lawsuit on the same issue filed by Washington state and Minnesota.
The state of Hawaii had asked the court on Friday for a temporary restraining order and for a hearing within 14 days.
Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin says Trump's executive order keeps Hawaii families apart, keeps residents from traveling and harms the state's tourism industry.
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