Welcome to FindLaw's coverage of existing Hawaii legislation and rules related to individuals' immigration status. Below you will find information on what, if any, rules Hawaii has regarding immigration checks by law enforcement, educational institutions, and employers, as well as the existence of E-Verify requirements, restrictions on public benefits based on an individual's immigration status, and more.
Under a federal program called "Secure Communities," all arrestees are fingerprinted and run through a federal database which checks their criminal record and immigration status
Refer to federal employment eligibility verification rules and the requirements for Form I-9.
No requirement to use E-Verify for checking employees' status.
Must show proof of citizenship or legal residence, plus a valid Social Security number.
Under federal law, illegal immigrants are prohibited from receiving most public benefits. However, they are allowed to receive emergency services, health care and other programs that have been deemed "necessary to protect life and safety."
Precinct officials may ask for a photo ID but are not required to do so. Voters without ID may verify their identity by reciting their birthdate and address.
Contact a qualified immigration attorney to help you get the best results possible.