The children often crossed the U.S.-Mexico border after traveling from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
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.
Bill 31 would have restricted the Honolulu Police Department from aiding federal immigration authorities.
A proposal would prevent police from honoring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainment and information requests in many cases.
Limiting family-based immigration would have a major impact on local Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
The proposed rule would require HUD to check the immigration status of anyone under 62 who receives public assistance including housing.
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.
Unlike people born in other U.S. territories, they are not citizens but U.S. nationals. They do have a pathway to citizenship, however.