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Immigration in Hawaii

AP: Fishermen Exploited In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

AP: Fishermen Exploited In Hawaii

An Associated Press investigation found that most fishermen on commercial vessels that dock at Hawaii piers are undocumented, poorly paid foreign workers.
Health Care: Migration Is Often a Matter of Survival Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

Health Care: Migration Is Often a Matter of Survival

Diabetes and cancer are rampant throughout Micronesia, largely thanks to the legacy of nuclear tests and Western culture. But most islands lack adequate medical facilities, making migration a necessity.

Help Sought for Bikini Islanders Wikimedia Commons

Help Sought for Bikini Islanders

U.S. Senate and House leadership is urged to allow the people of Bikini to use resettlement funds to relocate outside of the Marshall Islands.

The Odyssey of Jonithen Jackson Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Odyssey of Jonithen Jackson

This “nuclear nomad” just wants to go home. Except home is a contaminated atoll 2,000 miles away.

‘A Journey That Has No Ending’ U.S. Department of Defense

‘A Journey That Has No Ending’

Most Americans have never even heard of the Compact of Free Association, but that may change as federal aid runs out, raising urgent questions about our moral, financial and legal responsibility to Micronesians.

An Untold Story of American Immigration Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

An Untold Story of American Immigration

First we nuked their islands and then we took control of the whole region. In exchange, Micronesians can move to the U.S. without restriction. And they are coming  — by the tens of thousands — for health care, education and jobs.

One-Stop Center to Help Micronesians Opens in Hawaii We Are Oceania

One-Stop Center to Help Micronesians Opens in Hawaii

The pilot project seeks to aid the Pacific Islanders by serving as a hub to link them with public services and other resources.

The Projector: Hawaii Talks About Falun Gong, Homelessness and Immigration Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Projector: Hawaii Talks About Falun Gong, Homelessness and Immigration

In Chinatown, a show of support for followers of Falung Gong and their legal action against persecution. Beside Kapalama Canal, a new law to clear out the homeless. And at the Capitol Auditorium, a public meeting on Micronesian immigration.
Micronesian Immigration an ‘Important Civil Rights Issue’ Facing Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Micronesian Immigration an ‘Important Civil Rights Issue’ Facing Hawaii

A federal advisory group is told about growing discrimination toward COFA citizens in housing, education, health care and employment.
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.
Immigration in Hawaii