Donald Trump Travel ban

Amnesty supports Hawaii on travel ban stance

Last month, the US Supreme Court let the Trump administration's executive order banning people from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days go forward with a limited scope.

The restrictions ban grandparents.

The state had filed a motion in the US District Court hoping to include grandparents and other relatives, but that was rejected on Friday.

The chair of Amnesty International Hawaii Beatriz Cantelmo said the ban was discriminatory and very dangerous.

Hawaii's Muslim community slams Trump travel ban

The order, which took effect last week, institutes a partial ban on travel to the US for nationals of six Muslim majority countries for 90 days and suspends the refugee-resettlement programme for 120 days, in the interests of national security.

The US Supreme Court had ruled travellers could be barred from entering the country, unless they had a "bona fide relationship" with a person or entity in the US but excluded family members like grandparents and grandchildren.

Revised Trump travel ban kicks into effect

It means people without close family or business relationships in the US could be denied visas and barred entry.

Who is affected?

Trump travel ban: US sets out visa criteria

The rules, affecting people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, come into force on Thursday.

They were issued after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's travel ban.

The controversial executive order had been blocked by lower courts.

According to the new rules, confirmed to the BBC, for the next 90 days those without a close relationship - defined as a parent, spouse, child, son or daughter-in-law, or sibling - will not be able to enter the US.