Hawaii has filed a court challenge to the Trump administration's limitations on the family relationships that people from six mostly Muslim countries need to claim in order to avoid a travel ban.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday exempted people from the ban if they can prove a "bone fide" relationship with a U.S. citizen or entity. The Trump administration had said the exemption would apply to citizens of Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling already in the U.S.
Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin says he's concerned the Trump administration may be violating the U.S. Supreme Court's travel ban ruling.
A federal judge in Hawaii is expected to issue a ruling on Hawaii's motion asking for clarification that the administration can't enforce the ban against fiances or relatives not defined by the administration guidelines.
Chin says many of the people who the federal government decided to exclude are considered "close family" in Hawaii.
The ban is taking effect because of a Supreme Court opinion this week. The order doesn't block anyone with a valid visa from entering the country. Refugees vetted and approved to move to the U.S. through July 6 are also being allowed in.