ACLU-Hawaii opinion piece: Travel ban – it’s poor policy and offensive

On Sunday, 2/12, the Star Advertiser ran a series of three opinion pieces about the recent executive orders on immigration and refugees, which have been rightly reversed by our courts. The ACLU of Hawaii submitted one of the pieces, alongside another pro-immigrant/pro-refugee piece and a pro-travel ban piece by a local legislator. These are behind […]

ACLU of Hawai‘i joins nationwide FOIA

Read the 2/2/17 filing: https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/cbp-foia-filing-trump-immigration-ban?redirect=cbp-foia-filing-trump-immigration-ban 2/3/17 Addendum: sf-office-cbp-foia-amendment 50 ACLU affiliates filed 18 coordinated Freedom of Information Act requests today with local U.S. Customs and Border Protection offices to expose how Trump administration officials are interpreting and executing the president’s Muslim ban at over 55 international airports across the country, acting in violation of federal […]

Local coalition forms in support of immigrant, refugee rights

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Read/print the statement here as a PDF: joint-statement A broad local coalition-in-formation issued a statement today on the steps of the Federal Building in Honolulu, Hawaii – opposing the executive orders on immigration. Presenters included: ACLU of Hawaii, Muslim Association of Hawaii, Japanese American Citizenʻs League, Honolulu Chapter, or the Interfaith alliance. “A JOINT STATEMENT […]

Press Conference & Sign Holding for Immigrant and Refugee Rights 2/1/17

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Press conference planned, sign holders welcome 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. When: February 1, 2017, press conference at noon sharp. Where: U.S. District Court/ Federal Building Front Steps. 300 Ala Moana Blvd. What: Diverse civil groups and organizations, including the Muslim Association of Hawaii, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Hawaii Coalition for Immigrant Rights, […]

Complaint Seeks Federal Investigation and Intervention Over Unconstitutional Conditions in Hawaii’s Jails and Prisons

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Read the complaint: acluhidojcomplaintprisonovercrowding (PDF) Honolulu, Hawai‘i – Following a year-long investigation, the ACLU of Hawai‘i Foundation (“ACLU”) has filed a complaint with the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) requesting a Federal investigation and intervention to force the State of Hawaiʻi to address unconstitutional conditions and overcrowding in its jails and prisons. The ACLU […]