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: 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


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 […]

Free ACLU Device Defense Kit

While supplies last! A little gift to help thwart Big Brother. Get our FREE ACLU Device Defense Kit: a nifty set of ACLU-branded removable/reusable covers for your device cameras, and a jolly red sticker to let the world know how you feel about illegal search and seizure. Get one for you, one for a friend! […]

Free, public Maui meetup Th., 1/19/17


Join ACLU Hawai‘i for a civil rights discussion on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the University of Hawaii Maui College, Ka Lama 103. Hosted by the ACLU of Hawai‘i, the UHMC Human Services Department, and Maui Peace Action. Light refreshments, ADA-accessible. Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs help us plan:, or […]