Here's what's happening:
- President Trump's revised order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries for three months and halting the refugee resettlement program for four months was to go into effect at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thursday.
- Trump's original travel ban — which went into effect immediately after he signed it on Jan. 27 — caused widespread chaos at airports across the country and confusion about who, exactly, was not permitted to enter the US. That order, allegedly to protect the country from terrorists, was subsequently blocked by federal judges.
- The new order was to cover people traveling from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen and all refugees. For a full breakdown of the differences between the original and new order, read this.
- However, on Wednesday evening, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the revised order from taking effect, essentially maintaining the status quo. A federal judge in Maryland also blocked part of the order early on Thursday.
- Trump lashed out at the court after the decision, calling it "unprecedented judicial overreach" and suggesting the ruling was made "for political reasons."
- The Hawaii case included multiple legal challenges filed to stop the new ban. Read about the hearings that took place in courtrooms in Maryland, Washington State, and Hawaii on Wednesday here.