March 8 (UPI) -- Hawaii filed a lawsuit requesting a federal judge issue a temporary restraining order on President Donald Trump's revised immigration executive order, becoming the first state to fight the order in court.
On Monday, Trump signed the revised order suspending travel to the United States through a 90-day visa ban for people from six majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.
Late Tuesday, Hawaii's Department of the Attorney General filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii outlining its plan to use the courts to block the implementation of Trump's order, which begins March 16. Hawaii wants the court to consider the request before the order takes effect.
After receiving the state's motion announcing its suit earlier Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson ordered that Hawaii must file its official complaint on Wednesday and that Trump's administration has until Monday to respond. If the Trump administration files an official opposition to the court and Hawaii replies to it, both Trump's administration and Hawaii will have a hearing in the court on March 15.
Watson ordered both Hawaii and Trump's briefs related to the case must be up to 12,000 words or less.
Trump's order will also suspend the U.S. refugee program for 120 days, and 50,000 refugees per year, down from the limit of 110,000 set by former President Barack Obama's administration, will be accepted into the United States.