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The physical office is still closed and the agency is only two months into an 18-month technology overhaul.
The U.S. senator said it’s a matter of fairness since migrants from Palau, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia are living in the United States under treaties known as the Compacts of Free Association.
The new facility will be safer for both staff and patients, officials said.
ʻO nā alaina e ʻāpuʻepuʻe ai ka loaʻa ʻana o ka lāʻau koʻokoʻo, ʻo ko ka mokuʻāina ʻano e wae ana i ka poʻe i noa iā lākou ka lāʻau, ʻo ke kānalua i ka lāʻau, nā hemahema ʻenehana a ʻōlelo hoʻi, wahi a nā luna o ka mokuʻāina.
However, people must still wear masks when unable to social distance indoors, Gov. David Ige said.
A report by a U.S. Civil Rights Commission advisory group outlined many ways in which the Biden administration as well as state and county leaders could help overcome the disparities.
More than 100,000 Hawaii residents will be affected by the new mandate, officials said Thursday.
He hihia naʻe ka manaʻo, ʻoiai ʻaʻole kākoʻo kekahi o ka lāhui i ke kūkulu ʻana i aupuni hou i loko o ke aupuni ʻAmelika.
Hawaii’s high cost of living means many families need the money, but it won’t go as far here as in many other states, advocates say.