(WEST POINT, New York)—In his most defining moment as a father and Army soldier of 30 years, Command Sgt. Maj. Charles M. Tobin saluted his newly commissioned second lieutenant son in West Point, New York when the historic U. S. Military Academy graduated its class of 2014.

It was a frigid, drizzly morning May 28, 2014.

See our news section for the story on the United States Military Academy graduation held Thursday, May 28, 2014 at West Point, New York. U.S. President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address before 1,064 graduates.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officially announced the process for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to renew their status. If you have DACA, here are the things you need to know for your renewal:

(1) The form is still I-821D, but it is a NEW version and there is NO grace period between the old form and the new one. This means that any forms sent in beginning today (June 5, 2014) must be on the updated form or else they will be rejected as improperly filed.


(Washington D.C.)--In a press statement issued May 30, 2014, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, on behalf of President Barack Obama, congratulates the people of Samoa as they mark 52 years of independence June 1.

"On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to congratulate the people of the Independent State of Samoa as you celebrate the 52nd anniversary of your nation’s independence this June 1," Kerry says.

(NEW YORK CITY, New York–Saturday, May 24, 2014)–I'm here in New York City! YAY! It is indeed a dream come true just to be here. I'm still trying to keep myself from passing out from all the excitement. As I have with Hawai'i's The Bus system, I've become quite familiar with New York's public transportation systems. It took lots of internet research and lots of questions on the ground to get me to this point.

(Honolulu, HAWAI'I)--The first time she visited Hawai'i, Samoan Author Lani Wendt Young was just a little girl on vacation with her parents and siblings. She was nine and the family spent several days on O'ahu, enroute to Los Angeles, Calif., a trip she remembers fondly.

Here is a common scenario with respect to immigration issues in the Pacific Islander community: You arrived in the United States many years ago on a tourist (B1/B2) visa. You were supposed to return to your country of origin within 6 months, however, you chose to remain in the US past the expiration of your visa. You NOW have a US Citizen Spouse, child (over 21), or parent (if you are under 21), who can petition for you to become a lawful permanent resident (green card holder).

(Honolulu, HAWAI'I)--The first seven honorees to the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame will be named 10 a.m. tomorrow, during a press conference at the Sheraton in Waikiki.

Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Co-founders – Super Bowl Champions Jesse Sapolu and Ma’a Tanuvasa, along with Dick Tomey, a member of the selection committee – will make the announcement, according to a statement issued this week by HOF.