HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaii resident has joined the state's lawsuit against the executive order that bans foreigners from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
The lawsuit is on hold, but a stay was partially lifted in order so that Ismail Elshikh, a U.S. citizen and Hawaii resident, could join the case.
The state also added a new count to the suit; Hawaii is now alleging that the order violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Hawaii's lawsuit was put on hold after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a nationwide injunction against the President Trump's travel ban.
The stay on Hawaii's lawsuit will be in place as long as the nationwide injunction remains in effect.