But two other marine monuments in the Pacific would shrink if Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposal is approved.
The suit says ending protections for young immigrants would “punish and disparage people with Mexican roots.”
While Hawaii has led the legal charge against the administration’s travel ban, Gov. David Ige is not supporting the sanctuary movement.
UPDATED: The Trump administration will appeal the ruling, which found that grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts and other relatives should be exempted.
State had argued that subjecting grandparents and other relatives to the travel ban was “preposterous.”
The state argues the new rules are remain too restrictive because they subject grandparents and other relatives of visa holders to the travel ban.
The proposed reauthorization of a housing bill leaves out annual funding of up to $13 million for Native Hawaiians.
After winning at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Hawaii’s attorney general expects the challenge to Trump’s executive order to reach the high court.