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Immigration in Hawaii

Report: Need for Micronesian Translators in Hawaii Courts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Need for Micronesian Translators in Hawaii Courts

The Associated Press says a Big Island case involving a Marshallese man highlights the need for language interpretation.
Tongan, Micronesian, Hawaiian Students Most Likely to Be Suspended Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tongan, Micronesian, Hawaiian Students Most Likely to Be Suspended

Some schools send students home frequently and some don't, but data for the 2013-14 school year show significant discipline disparities based on ethnicities.

A Pathway to Success for Children of Immigrants — If Only They Will Take It Flickr: Sheree Zielke

A Pathway to Success for Children of Immigrants — If Only They Will Take It

A program that could help people realize their full potential is available to thousands in Hawaii, but only hundreds are taking advantage of it.
Friend or Foe? Kathryn Xian Has Become a Problem for Anti-Trafficking Advocates Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Friend or Foe? Kathryn Xian Has Become a Problem for Anti-Trafficking Advocates

Hawaii human-trafficking activists say Kathryn Xian's in-your-face style is hindering progress and hurting the victims they are trying to help. Now, she's in danger of losing her seat on a statewide task force working to find solutions to the issue she's so closely identified with.
Living Hawaii: How Island Appeal Adds to the Nation’s Highest Rents PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: How Island Appeal Adds to the Nation’s Highest Rents

When it comes to rents and real estate, the state’s middle class can’t compete with the endless pool of people who want to move here.

Doctors and Lawyers: An Innovative Partnership in Kalihi Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Doctors and Lawyers: An Innovative Partnership in Kalihi

The Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Hawaii has been helping the low-income community for the past six years.

Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation Wants Medicaid for COFA Migrants

The goal is to address a 1996 federal law that made immigrants from three Micronesian nations ineligible for medical assistance for the poor.
Driver’s License Bill Recognizes Sacrifices of Immigrants Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Driver’s License Bill Recognizes Sacrifices of Immigrants

We can acknowledge their experiences by enabling those contributing to our state, who continue to fight for the survival of their families, to live unafraid.
Immigration in Hawaii