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Immigration in Hawaii

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Hawaii Congressional Reps to Feds: Help Us Curb Micronesians

Hawaii officials say health care policy for migrants "is unsustainable."

Djou: Micronesians Consume 20 Percent of Social Service Resources

The congressman says that while Micronesians make up less than 1 percent of Hawaii's population, they use over 20 percent of available social services.

Abercrombie: Hawaii Needs Federal Help After Micronesian Ruling

The governor says the federal district court's order to restore full health care benefits for Micronesians in Hawaii is costly and will require federal assistance.

UPDATE: Full Health Benefits Restored for Micronesians

A federal judge ordered the Department of Human Services to restore full benefits to migrants who live in Hawaii under the Compact of Free Association.

Abercrombie: I Secured $600 Million to Offset Impact of Compact Migrants

The former congressman said that he got $30 million in annual funding through 2023 to support services for compact migrants.

Lawsuit: State Discriminates in Care for Micronesians

Federal class action suit alleges new Hawaii health-care plan illegally discriminates against certain legal residents from three South Pacific nations by drastically reducing their benefits, based on nationality.
Immigration in Hawaii