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The state grants fishing licenses to men from Southeast Asian and Pacific nations who are not allowed to enter the country.
They describe a massive storm on the night they set sail from the islands, but weather records tell a different story.
The latest Trump administration ban applies to about 150 million potential travelers from seven countries..
UPDATED: Coast Guard revelation raises questions about how stranded the two women were during their months at sea.
The Honolulu women have their feet back on land after being stranded at sea for several months.
As Honolulu police scandal unfolds, defense attorneys want the city’s top prosecutor to review cases that the defendants were involved in.
UPDATED: They lost their engine in bad weather in late May but believed they could still reach Tahiti using their sails.
The latest version targets about 150 million potential travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
The wreck of the fishing vessel, carrying workers from Southeast Asia, raises concerns about the treatment of foreign crews.
The Trump administration blasted the decision by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, calling it “dangerously flawed.”
No distress was received from the crew, but the Coast Guard responded after the incident was reported by witnesses on land.
Many toil in slave-like conditions in China, but the jobs are still highly sought in a country that rarely allows its citizens to leave.