>> Last ditch efforts Wednesday to halt President Trump's revised travel ban now just hours away from taking effect. Hearings in Hawaii and Maryland where federal judges will be asked to issue temporary restraining orders until lawsuits in those states against the ban are resolved. The White House's first attempt to block refugees and citizens from several Middle Eastern and African nations, creating chaos at airports and setting off massive protests among those who argued it discriminated against Muslims.
The order was blocked by a Federal judge in Seattle. The decision upheld by a US appeals court. Trump's revised order scales back his first, now banning travellers from six Muslim majority nations instead of seven. It's said to beginning one minute after mid night. Plaintiff's challenging the ban must show they have standing, meaning they have been harmed by the policy.
Hawaii attorney general Doug Chen arguing the new order still subjects a potion of the State's population to second class treatment, in violation of the constitution.>> It's saying if you're from one of these six countries now six, you are presumptively a terrorist.>> In the Maryland case, the American Civil Liberties Union is representing refugee settlement agencies it says will be hurt by the ban because it affects their operations.