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Gov. Ige Issues Statement on U.S. Immigration

Posted January 30, 2017, 07:43 AM HST
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Gov. David Ige issued the following statement yesterday regarding immigration to the United States:

“I have been in contact with Attorney General Doug Chin regarding several orders issued by the federal courts in the last 24 hours. We believe these orders apply to all U.S. international airports, including those in Honolulu and Kona, and expect legal travelers to this country to be welcomed in Hawai‘i without being detained unlawfully by the federal government.

“Refugees entering the United States are screened by the National Counterterrorism Center, FBI, Defense and State departments, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Refugees fleeing from war and persecution seek, simply, a better life.

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“Hawai‘i has a proud history as a place immigrants of diverse backgrounds can achieve their dreams through hard work. Many of our people also know all too well the consequences of giving in to fear of newcomers. The remains of the internment camp at Honouliuli are a sad testament to that fear. We must remain true to our values and be vigilant where we see the worst part of history about to be repeated.”

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Keith Snyder Doesn't mean everyone who wants to come should be let in, nor that getting things back under control is a bad thing.January 30, 2017 08:46am
Byron Matthews This is a combination of ignorance and moral masturbation. The ban is from countries OBAMA named as terror hotbeds, it's temporary and when it expires in a few months, there will be a cap on refugees at 50,000 a year. Take a breath and get informedJanuary 30, 2017 09:08am
Chris Profitlich Iolani.January 30, 2017 09:18am
Kristin Lowder Yet Drumpf didn't ban any one from traveling from where he has businesses 🤔 Every wonder who he's calling from his personal android cell phone?January 30, 2017 09:38am
Byron Matthews Correlation isn't causation. The list came from Obama. It's commonsenseJanuary 30, 2017 09:40am
Donnie Hallford Notice he said through hard work not well fair.January 30, 2017 09:47am
Marco Segobia True statement Ige. Hawaii also has a history of having horrible Governors. 😡January 30, 2017 09:48am
Donna Tharp Tipton The Japanese and Chinese were brought over as slaves. Not so proud history.January 30, 2017 09:49am
Donna Tharp Tipton Kristin Lowder it's also a list of countries that don't keep track of their citizens, except Iran. They have no idea who is in their country. The list is fluid and can change.January 30, 2017 09:51am
Steve Tomlinson This is going to affect tourism on this beautiful island in the near future. Lost of jobs is not good living in Hawaii. People from all over the world visit there each year. With this shitty president, watch out🌴🌺January 30, 2017 10:19am
Stanford Neering Look it's like this...if someone you don't know shows up at your doorstep knocks on your door and says let me in.....ummm no sorry I don't know you and why are you here.January 30, 2017 10:35am
Francis Chong Only Hawaii??? Go get a life. There are Immigrants in all countries around the World. Is this your only achievement as governor.??? You are still living under a coconut shell.January 30, 2017 10:49am
Russell Campbell Stanford NeeringJanuary 30, 2017 11:12am
Kristi Schiffer Valentine Just do it legally!January 30, 2017 11:46am
Joan Olivera Amen.January 30, 2017 11:56am
Jason Shafer What a POS!!!January 30, 2017 01:43pm
Gwen Morris County fairJanuary 30, 2017 02:05pm
James Man Did he complain when obama did it?January 30, 2017 05:39pm
Svetlana Salnikova Maybe in 2001? 😉January 30, 2017 11:31pm
James Man Nope 2011January 30, 2017 11:32pm
Rance Pinao Another speed bumpJanuary 31, 2017 01:10am
Katie Dugan Oswald just wondering....how many refugees has Hawaii taken in???January 31, 2017 01:52am
Robert Lindsay Kristin Lowder Well, we know he isn't calling The Nazi Collaborator, George Soros!January 31, 2017 06:54am
Chad Silva He is a disgrace to hawaii he'd sell our soles to the devil if it meant he'd look good.January 31, 2017 08:19am
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