Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin spoke out against President Donald Trump's revised immigration order on Thursday, alleging that the ban is so "blantantly discriminatory" that it's designed to divide people into a "superior race," NBC News reported.
The core of the new order remains a "Muslim ban," said Chin, whose state was the first to challenge it in court, filing its lawsuit on Thursday. A hearing is schedule for March 15, the day before Trump's order is to take effect.
More states said they would follow in Hawaii's footsteps on Thursday, including Washington and New York.
The president signed his first immigration order on Jan. 27, restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority nations. His revised order, signed on Monday, removed Iraq from the list of countries.