Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin (L) arrives at the U.S. District Court Ninth Circuit to present his arguments after filing an amended lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s new travel ban in Honolulu, Hawaii, March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Honolulu (Reuters) U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Wednesday said he would put an emergency halt on President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban that placed temporary U.S. entry restrictions on refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries.

The new ban was set to go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday.

(Reporting by Mica Rosenberg)

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