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Immigration in Hawaii

‘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.

Dad Fighting Deportation Headed Back To Kansas City From Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Dad Fighting Deportation Headed Back To Kansas City From Hawaii

He was being sent to Bangladesh before an immigration panel granted a temporary stay.

Kansas Father Fighting Deportation Now Held In Hawaii Christopher Ebdon/Flickr.com

Kansas Father Fighting Deportation Now Held In Hawaii

He was being flown to Bangladesh when an immigration panel granted a temporary stay. He’s lived in the U.S. for 30 years.

US Supreme Court To Rule On Trump Travel Ban AP

US Supreme Court To Rule On Trump Travel Ban

"This will be an important day for justice and the rule of law," says Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin.
Immigration in Hawaii