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Is TSA profiling Mexican air passengers in Hawaii?

"An elite unit of about 32 Transportation Security officers at Honolulu International Airport is supposed to assess the behavior of passengers to see if they might be terrorist threats. The problem is that two TSA whistle blowers came forward to tell KITV 4 News that two other screeners...

Arizona Jumps Birther Shark...Again

Just when you thought the news from Arizona could not get worse and/or more weird, this pops up: "Secretary of State Ken Bennett said Friday he is requesting officials in Hawaii to provide verification that President Obama was, in fact, born there." - CMS, May 19, 2012 . Cooler (and...

Obama Pardons Hawaii Woman in Immigration Case

"One of the 17 individuals pardoned by President Barack Obama today was An Na Peng of Hawaii who was indicted by a grand jury in 1966 for allegedly providing answers to immigrants seeking naturalization. Peng was employed by a testing facility and was accused of providing answers to examinees and...

CA9 on Acquired Citizenship, Modified Categorical Approach: Ragasa v. Holder

Court staff summary: "The panel granted Crisanto Ragasa’s petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision finding that he did not establish United States citizenship by adoption, and that he was removable because of his Hawaii state court drug conviction. The panel...

Is Your Hawaiian Seafood Caught by Slaves?

Martha Mendoza and Margie Mason, Associated Press, September 8, 2016 - "Pier 17 doesn’t even show up on most Honolulu maps. Cars whiz past it on their way to Waikiki. Passing tourists, let alone locals, are unaware that just behind a guarded gate, another world exists: foreign fishermen confined...

How US Laws Trap Foreign Workers on Hawaii’s Fishing Boats

Associated Press, Sept. 8, 2016 - "Though federal laws and rules don’t mention Hawaii’s fishing fleet by name, technicalities buried in immigration law, maritime regulations and agency rule books have combined to give it a rare distinction: In the Aloha State hundreds of foreign fishermen...

Hawaiian Fisheries Labor Practices Follow-Up (Sept. 22, 2016)

Martha Mendoza, Margie Mason, Associated Press, Sept. 22, 2016 - "State and federal lawmakers are promising to improve conditions for hundreds of foreign fishermen working in the U.S. commercial fleet in Hawaii, and at least one company already stopped buying fish from the boats following an Associated...

Expert: Congress Should Repeal Hawaiian Fishing Labor Loophole

Martha Mendoza, Associated Press, Sept. 22, 2016 - "Two Indonesian fishermen who escaped slavery aboard a Honolulu-based tuna and swordfish vessel when it docked at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf are suing the boat's owner for tricking them into accepting dangerous jobs they say they...