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Despite Criticism Ige Will Not Close Door to Syrians

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Governor David Ige’s office has been flooded with hundreds of calls following his statement welcoming Syrian refugees.  

In a statement released earlier this week - Ige said “slamming the door would betray our values of Aloha.”  He added that his first priority is the safety of the American people – and no one would be admitted without being properly screened.

But many are not happy with the Ige’s statement.  Governors in 30 asked to halt the resettlement of refugees until security concerns can be met.  Senator Sam Sloan is the Hawai‘i Senate Minority leader and opposes Ige’s statement. 

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The US has already admitted around 2,000 Syrian refugees since their civil war began in 2011.  

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
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