Maki Takehisa, identified as a fixer in a Civil Beat investigation last year, worked with an Arizona attorney to arrange black market adoptions.
Update: The Consul General of the Federated States of Micronesia in Honolulu said that policy had created “tremendous hardship” for Pacific Islanders in Hawaii.
Thousands are still homeless and some have left the Northern Mariana Islands after the most powerful storm of 2018 devastated the U.S. commonwealth.
A lawsuit by a Kentucky couple alleges that an Arkansas attorney offered to fly a Marshallese birth mother to the U.S. despite a treaty that bars such travel
Adoption advocates, hospital workers, even judges are at a loss when it comes to stopping illegal adoptions that are delivering babies from the Marshall Islands to U.S. families.
Non-citizens without green cards — including citizens of Micronesian nations and temporary workers — are excluded from federal disaster cash assistance.
Many of the workers in Honolulu are Pacific Islanders who rely on flight benefits to avoid paying for expensive trips back home to Micronesia.
In a Pacific version of “Brexit,” residents of Chuuk plan to vote in March on seceding from the Federated States of Micronesia.
Shining a light on racial prejudice makes us all think more carefully about what we say — and can’t help but make our community stronger.