Pres. Trump’s administration appeals Hawaii federal judge’s ruling blocking revised travel ban

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 13: President Donald Trump holds a meeting with members of his cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House on March 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. This was the first official meeting of Trump's cabinet. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

HONOLULU, Hawaii — President Donald Trump’s administration is appealing a Hawaii federal judge’s latest ruling blocking the revised travel ban.

Government attorneys appealed Thursday, March 30th to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It comes the day after U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued a longer-lasting hold on key provisions of Trump’s executive order.

The government says in court documents that the appeal also applies to a temporary order that Watson previously issued that halted the suspension of new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and a freeze on the U.S. refugee program.

Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin says he expected the government to appeal.

Watson’s written order says he won’t suspend the ruling for an appeal.