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Hawaii plans to fight President Trump's revised travel ban

  • FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2017, file photo, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin speaks at a news conference in Honolulu announcing the state of Hawaii has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban. Hawaii is planning to challenge Trump's revised travel ban. A motion filed in federal court on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Honolulu says the state wants to amend its existing lawsuit challenging Trump's previous order. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2017, file photo, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin speaks at a news conference in Honolulu announcing the state of Hawaii has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban. Hawaii is planning to challenge Trump's revised travel ban. A motion filed in federal court on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Honolulu says the state wants to amend its existing lawsuit challenging Trump's previous order. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017 file photo, a security camera warning sign is seen at the Muslim Association of Hawaii in Honolulu. Hawaii is planning to challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. A motion filed in federal court on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Honolulu says the state wants to amend its existing lawsuit challenging Trump's previous order. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017 file photo, a security camera warning sign is seen at the Muslim Association of Hawaii in Honolulu. Hawaii is planning to challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. A motion filed in federal court on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Honolulu says the state wants to amend its existing lawsuit challenging Trump's previous order. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 1, 2017, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. President Trump’s revised travel ban will temporarily halt entry to the U.S. for people from six Muslim-majority nations who are seeking new visas, allowing those with current visas to travel freely, according to a fact sheet obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

    FILE - In this March 1, 2017, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. President Trump’s revised travel ban will temporarily halt entry to the U.S. for people from six Muslim-majority nations who are seeking new visas, allowing those with current visas to travel freely, according to a fact sheet obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)  (The Associated Press)

A day after President Donald Trump signed a revised travel ban, attorneys for Hawaii said the state plans to challenge that order as well.

The state wants to amend its existing lawsuit challenging Trump's previous order to contest the revised one, according to a motion filed Tuesday in federal court in Honolulu.

The new order bars new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and temporarily shuts down America's refugee program, affecting would-be visitors and immigrants from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya.

Hawaii's lawsuit had been on hold while a nationwide injunction on the initial ban remained in place. This is the second time Hawaii has asked a judge to lift the stay in order to file an amended lawsuit.

Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu allowed the state to file an amended lawsuit adding the Muslim Association of Hawaii's imam as a plaintiff. The mother-in-law of Imam Ismail Elshikh is a Syrian national living in Syria, according to the lawsuit that details the effect the ban would have had on Elshikh's family and others in Hawaii.

According to the motion, attorneys for the government had no position on the request to file another amended lawsuit.

Hawaii plans to file its amended lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order on Wednesday.

Tuesday's motion proposes a hearing on March 15, a day before the revised ban goes into effect.

Attorneys representing Hawaii couldn't immediately be reached for comment. Hawaii has hired a Washington, D.C., law firm to help. Josh Wisch, a spokesman for the attorney general's office, said last month the firm is giving the state a 50 percent discount.

"This new executive order is nothing more than Muslim Ban 2.0," Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin said in a statement Monday. "Under the pretense of national security, it still targets immigrants and refugees. It leaves the door open for even further restrictions."

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