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Immigration in Hawaii

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

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.

City Council Considers Measure To Make Honolulu A ‘Sanctuary City’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

City Council Considers Measure To Make Honolulu A ‘Sanctuary City’

A proposal would prevent police from honoring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainment and information requests in many cases.

Trump’s Latest Immigration Proposals Could Affect Many In Hawaii C-SPAN

Trump’s Latest Immigration Proposals Could Affect Many In Hawaii

Limiting family-based immigration would have a major impact on local Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Some Hawaii Public Housing Tenants Could Be Evicted Under Trump Proposal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some Hawaii Public Housing Tenants Could Be Evicted Under Trump Proposal

The proposed rule would require HUD to check the immigration status of anyone under 62 who receives public assistance including housing.

Immigrant Sanctuary Bill Dies In Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Immigrant Sanctuary Bill Dies In Hawaii Legislature

A bill that passed in the Senate stalled in a House committee whose chairman said decisions about sanctuary status should be up to the counties.

Why American Samoans Can’t Run For Office — Or Even Vote Courtesy of Wespac

Why American Samoans Can’t Run For Office — Or Even Vote

Unlike people born in other U.S. territories, they are not citizens but U.S. nationals. They do have a pathway to citizenship, however.

‘It’s Very Personal To Me:’ Hirono Slams Trump’s Immigration Policy Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

‘It’s Very Personal To Me:’ Hirono Slams Trump’s Immigration Policy

Hawaii’s senator opens up about her own experience immigrating to the U.S from Japan and leaving behind her 3-year-old brother.

Supreme Court Justices Skeptical About Hawaii’s Challenge to Trump Travel Ban Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Justices Skeptical About Hawaii’s Challenge to Trump Travel Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in one of the most high-profile cases so far of President Donald Trump’s tenure.

White House Must Back Off Census Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

White House Must Back Off Census Change

The inclusion of a question on citizenship puts the country on a path back to a less progressive time.

Immigration in Hawaii