HONOLULU, Hawaii (The Adobo Chronicles, Honolulu Bureau) – The State of Hawaii has filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration, seeking to block the president’s executive order that suspends refugee resettlements and temporarily bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Honolulu, comes one week after President Donald Trump issued the travel ban, which sparked nationwide protests, after scores of people were detained at airports across the country.
In a related move, the City and County of Honolulu has officially declared Trump a “persona non grata” which effectively bars him from entering Honolulu.
In a resolution unanimously approved by the Honolulu Board of Supervisors and immediately signed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Trump is also disqualified from doing business in the city and county. As such, the Trump Tower located in Waikiki has been padlocked and prevented from further operations.
Arriving tourists and business people who have booked their accommodation at the Trump Tower will be barred from disembarking at the Honolulu International Airport unless they can show proof that they have re-booked their stay at another hotel.
For sure, Aloha has its limits!