Immigrants in Hawai`i often encounter significant obstacles in navigating the legal system and social service agencies, whether because of cultural or language barriers. LEJ is involved in representation of immigrant clients to ensure they are able to enforce their rights and defend their interests.
In addition to representation, LEJ has also produced materials for public distribution about the challenges COFA residents face daily. Click on the links below to access these reports.
- The case for justice for Micronesians in Hawai`i (color version)
- The case for justice for Micronesians in Hawai`i (black & white version)
- FAQ: The Micronesian Community and Basic Health Hawaii
LEJ worked with PBS Hawaii to create a panel to discuss Micronesians living in Hawaii, originally aired May 17, 2012. You can watch the video below or click here to watch it on PBS's website.
LEJ Executive Director Victor Geminiani is one of the featured interviewees in a documentary produced by UH masters student Keola Diaz about the Micronesian community and Basic Health Hawaii. You can view this documentary below:
You can also click here to view the film in full.
LEJ is involved in the following initiatives to support the immigrant population in our state.