Star-Adv June 13, 2019: … Kobayashi said that after a failed attempt to pass a sanctuary state bill during this year’s legislative session, she was asked to introduce a city bill. But considering other issues before the Council and the belief that it won’t pass, the measure is dead, she said.

“There really is no support. You’d think that Hawaii would kind of be the center for immigration issues,” she said. “But I guess if it’s deemed a ‘sanctuary city,’ that’s not well-received.”

Kobayashi said she’s not in favor of sanctuary cities herself….

Bill 31 would have limited the Honolulu Police Department’s enforcement of federal immigration laws by prohibiting police from stopping, questioning or arresting people solely based on suspicion of their citizenship or complying with requests for personal information from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection agencies….

Bill 31: Text, Status

read … Bill to make Honolulu sanctuary city dies

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Aloha Oahu Republicans,    June 13, 2019

You did it, BILL 31 IS DEAD!

In today’s Star Advertiser, Bill to make Honolulu sanctuary city dies, Honolulu City Councilwoman [and City Council Vice Chair] Ann Kobayashi, who co-authored Bill 31, said “there are no plans to move the bill beyond the approval it received on first reading June 5.”

Big MAHALO to everyone that contacted their Council member asking them to oppose Bill 31, your voices were heard, and they listened!

Big MAHALO to Garry Smith for bringing this to our attention!

Star Advertiser, June 13, 2019 — Bill to make Honolulu “Sanctuary City” dies

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Aloha Oahu Republicans,    June 11, 2019

On Wednesday June 5, 2019 your Honolulu City Council unanimously passed (on first reading) Bill 31, innocently titled RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. However, enactment of this ordinance will turn the City and County of Honolulu into a “SANCTUARY CITY.”

The Honolulu County Republican Party believes that the most fundamental function of government is to keep its citizens safe and their property secure. Bill 31 will facilitate and encourage illegal immigration. It is unfair to legal immigrants, who waited in line, followed the rules and showed respect for our laws. Our citizens and legal immigrants deserve better than this. HPD deserves better than this.

CALL TO ACTION

CONTACT YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER AND TELL THEM TO OPPOSE BILL 31, OPPOSE TURNING HONOLULU INTO A SANCTUARY CITY!

Kymberly Marcos Pine
District 1: Portions of Ewa Villages and Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Makakilo, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Ma’ili, Wai’anae, Makaha, Kea’au, Makua.
Phone: 808.768.5001
Email: 
kmpine@honolulu.gov
Ikaika Anderson
District 3: Ahuimanu, Heeia, Haiku, Kaneohe, Maunawili, Kailua, Olomana, Enchanted Lake, and Waimanalo.
Phone: 808.768.5003
Email: 
ianderson@honolulu.gov
Ann Kobayashi (Introducer)
District 5: Kaimuki, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki.
Phone: 808.768.5005
Email: 
akobayashi@honolulu.gov
Joey Manahan
District 7: Kalihi, lwilei, Kalihi Kai, Mapunapuna, Salt Lake, Aliamanu, Hickam, Foster Village, Ford Island, and Sand Island.
Phone: 808.768.5007
Email: 
jmanahan@honolulu.gov
Ron Menor
District 9:  Waikele, Village Park, Royal Kunia, Mililani Town, West Loch, Iroquois Point, and portions of Ewa Villages and Ewa Beach.
Phone: 808.768.5009
Email: 
rmenor@honolulu.gov

Heidi Tsuneyoshi
District 2: Mililani Mauka, Wahiawa, Mokuleia, Waialua, Haleiwa, Pupukea, Sunset Beach, Kahuku, Laie, Hauula, Punaluu, Kahana, Kaaawa, Kualoa, Waiahole, and Kahaluu.
Phone: 808.768.5002
Email: 
htsuneyoshi@honolulu.gov
Tommy Waters
District 4: Hawaii Kai, Kuliouou, Niu Valley, Aina Haina, Wailupe, Waialae-Iki, Kalani Valley, Kahala, Wilhemina Rise, Kaimuki, portions of Kapahulu, Diamond Head, Black Point, Waikiki, and Ala Moana Beach Park.
Phone: 808.768.5004
Email: 
tommy.waters@honolulu.gov
Carol Fukunaga (Introducer)
District 6: Portions of Makiki, Downtown Honolulu, Punchbowl, Pauoa Valley, Nuuanu, Alewa Heights, Papakolea, Fort Shafter, Moanalua, Halawa, Aiea, Kalihi Valley, and portions of Liliha and Kalihi.
Phone: 808.768.5006
Email: 
cafukunaga@honolulu.gov
Brandon Elefante
District 8: Lower Aiea, Pearlridge, Waimalu, Newtown, Pearl City, Seaview, Crestview, Waipio Gentry and Waipahu.
Phone: 808.768.5008
Email: 
belefante@honolulu.gov

Background:

CONTACT YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER AND TELL THEM TO OPPOSE BILL 31, OPPOSE TURNING HONOLULU INTO A SANCTUARY CITY!