So many challenges other than sanctuary state
Mahalo for not making Hawaii a sanctuary state. We are a very compassionate state, but we have so many people at home to take care of.
Before we say yes to letting more people in, can we solve our major problems first?
Veteran organizations tell us that every night over 500 vets are sleeping on the street.
Thousands of families are seeing their children and family members flee to the U.S. due to the high cost of living.
Our wonderful police department needs to focus on upholding the law, and we need more officers on Kauai.
The drug problem in Hawaii needs more attention. We must stop the flow of illegal drugs entering the state.
Off-island investors are buying up real estate, yet how many Hawaiians are waiting for their home?
We have a critical shortage of affordable housing.
All of these problems, and the financial crisis we are in, need to be fixed before we can ever open our doors and accept more undocumented people.
It’s interesting that Rep. Jimmy Tokioka reported he received 30 calls opposing this bill.
Everyone I know was opposed to accepting Syrian refugees that Gov. David Ige announced, and everyone opposed the sanctuary state bill because we have so many problems at home.
Mahalo to The Garden Island report by Jessica Else.
The government website with all the bills listed is extremely hard to navigate.
It would be wonderful if our paper and our elected officials could simply list and tell us about those important bills coming up so we have time to weigh in.
M. Martin, Poipu