Experts: New rules for legal immigration could hurt Hawaii The crackdown includes new rules that allow the Department of Homeland Security to turn down green card or visa applicants who are more likely to need government aid. It’s a “merit-based” system that starts in two months. Only Congress can make and change immigration laws.
Trump’s Latest Immigration Proposals Could Affect Many In Hawaii President Donald Trump’s proposals to decrease family-based immigration and crack down on people who overstay their visas could have big impacts in Hawaii. Trump talked about his plans to increase merit-based immigration by limiting family-based immigration during a speech at the White House this week.
Immigration and Island Dreamers: Hawai’i and DACA This week, the Trump Administration announced it will end the program allowing children brought to the United States illegally to stay here. The program is called “DACA”-and its cancellation could cost Hawai’i more than half a billion dollars. This week, Pacific Business News takes a look what the […]
President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program that allowed young, unauthorized immigrants known as “Dreamers” to stay in the country has sparked fear in families who could be ripped apart and drawn condemnation from Hawaii leaders. More than 60 people lined Ala Moana Boulevard near the Federal Building late Tuesday to protest the decision, […]
Hawaii ‘Dreamer’ Protest: ‘This Is The Worst Thing He Could Have… At least 100 protesters took to the streets of downtown Honolulu on Tuesday afternoon, part of nationwide rallies against President Donald Trump’s plan to rescind the Obama-era program that protects young undocumented immigrants who came to the country as minors.
JACL Joins AAPI Coalition in Support of DACA The Japanese American Citizens League joined NCAPA (National Council of Asian Pacific Americans) and several other Asian American organizations for a press conference on Thursday in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
HONOLULU –Senator Mazie K. Hirono, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin, and Clare Hanusz from the Hawaii Coalition for Civil Rights today spoke out on the importance of protecting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients as the President threatens to take action that could end the program. Ten Republican state attorneys general have issued an ultimatum […]
Big Island Now: Hawai’i Immigration Advocates Lead Call to Protect DACA Recipients Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, Hawai’i Attorney General Doug Chin and Clare Hanusz from the Hawaii Coalition for Civil Rights today spoke out on the importance of protecting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients as President Donald Trump threatens to take action that […]
Attorney: Controversial immigration plan would hurt Hawaii families A controversial plan to cut legal immigration to the United States by 50 percent over the next decade could permanently separate many Hawaii families, an immigration attorney said. President Trump threw his support behind the proposed legislation Wednesday, saying it “demonstrates our compassion for struggling American families […]
Case of Kona farmer facing deportation highlights new policies on immigration The story of a Kona coffee farmer facing deportation has grabbed national headlines — and social media is abuzz with questions. With Andres Magana’s deportation date days away, many are asking why he couldn’t become a citizen in the 28 years he was in […]