A federal travel ban on Americans traveling to and through Hawaii was blocked on Wednesday, hours after the Trump administration said it had halted its plan to halt the federal ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.
The travel ban was put on hold by a judge on Wednesday evening, but it was later renewed by the U.S. District Court in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Trump’s administration had said it would issue an emergency travel order on Thursday, saying it would be effective immediately.
However, a judge later put the suspension of the order on hold.
It’s unclear if the Trump Administration will issue an interim travel ban.
A spokeswoman for the Hawaii Department of Health said the Department of Transportation and the Hawaii Health Authority had requested an emergency stay of the ruling, but Hawaii Gov.
David Ige has denied the request.
The temporary restraining order that halted the travel ban had been scheduled to be enforced on March 8, but Ige on Wednesday said he would issue a temporary stay of it.
Ige also said the Hawaii Legislature would be reviewing the court’s ruling and would have the opportunity to decide on its merits by Thursday.
The Hawaii Travel Board, a state agency, said in a statement on Wednesday that the board is still reviewing the judge’s ruling.
The Hawaii Health Board said in an email that it will continue to work with the federal government to ensure a smooth implementation of the ban.