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White Landowners In Hawaii Imported Russian Workers To Dilute The Labor Power Of Asians Sidney Robertson Cowell collection

White Landowners In Hawaii Imported Russian Workers To Dilute The Labor Power Of Asians

In the early 1900s, the new arrivals to Hawaii were known as Molokans, a Christian group that had emerged in the 18th century in central southern Russia.

Ukrainians Fleeing The War Find Refuge In Hawaii But Struggle With Housing Tim Wright/Civil Beat/2022

Ukrainians Fleeing The War Find Refuge In Hawaii But Struggle With Housing

A federal sponsorship program offers many benefits but reliance on sponsors to provide housing has proven problematic.

‘A Trusted Voice’: Honolulu Radio Station KNDI Entertains And Informs Non-English Speakers David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

‘A Trusted Voice’: Honolulu Radio Station KNDI Entertains And Informs Non-English Speakers

The Filipino-owned station broadcasts in 13 languages. But after 60 years of programming, it faces the challenge of attracting a new generation of listeners.

Pacific Gateway Center Gives Immigrant Businesses A Boost Screenshot/2022

Pacific Gateway Center Gives Immigrant Businesses A Boost

First-generation restaurant owners have leaned on this local nonprofit to get off the ground and stay running during difficult times.

Pacific Migrants Will Soon Find It Easier To Access Key Documents Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Pacific Migrants Will Soon Find It Easier To Access Key Documents

The difficulty in replacing U.S. entry receipts known as I-94 cards has made it tough for many migrants to get housing and jobs.

Maui To Stop Processing Immigration Applications Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Maui To Stop Processing Immigration Applications

The county said it will no longer prepare and review immigration applications and other documents for Maui residents following the retirements of federally accredited staff.

Fifteen Unaccompanied Migrant Children Came To Hawaii In The Past Year Donna Burton/U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Fifteen Unaccompanied Migrant Children Came To Hawaii In The Past Year

The children often crossed the U.S.-Mexico border after traveling from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

How This ‘Unsung Hero’ Fights For Hawaii’s Immigrants Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

How This ‘Unsung Hero’ Fights For Hawaii’s Immigrants

Amy Agbayani, an immigrant from the Philippines, is well-known among political leaders and the Filipino community as a fierce advocate for improved access to higher education.

SLIDESHOW: Hawaii’s Newest US Citizens Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Hawaii’s Newest US Citizens

Sixty-eight local immigrants from 15 countries are sworn in as U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony aboard the USS Missouri.

‘Sanctuary City’ Measure Dies In Honolulu City Council Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Sanctuary City’ Measure Dies In Honolulu City Council

Bill 31 would have restricted the Honolulu Police Department from aiding federal immigration authorities.