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Jan 29, 2009

A Public Notice on Immigration?

Ok. This might sound delayed or late but people are bugging us of queries and inquisitions on how true that once the federalized immigration is effected the status of alien workers and immediate relatives would be null and void. Furthermore, once they exited the island, they can never go back without proper US visa and this visa cannot be used to regain their status....

Mindboggling yet troublesome for many....

What's the real deal? To whom should we refer these anxieties and queries?

31 comments:

Saipan MIddle Road said...

yes, they've read the papers but still baffled...

bradinthesand said...

cnmi ir status will mean nothing once federalization kicks in.

yes, when the u.s. immigration takes over all u.s. immigration policies will be in place.

that means you'll have to jump through the same hoops to get into the cnmi that you would have to jump through to get into the united states.

that's how i understand it but that's how it's been since they started talking about this "since ever since."

i don't think that anything has ever changed throughout the entire process.

O. Calimbas said...

Yes, CNMI immigration law will die for the most part and take with it any benefits it conferred to aliens here. But the real attention should be focused on what the federalization law establishes, which is the transition program. Who will qualify as a CNMI-only transitional worker? This program seems like it will run the show in the CNMI for a while. It can affect the majority of aliens living here now. If the regulations, rules and policy to be implemented comply with the law, then it should definitely be an opportunity for aliens here to remain in the CNMI, at least for a few more years.

The federalization law essentially creates the transition program as a way for the CNMI to wean itself away from its guest worker program and minimimize economic disruption. From the perspective of a foreign worker, this should offer some relief. Maybe.

If you recall, the program can be indefinitely extended by the Dept. of Labor in increments of up to 5 years. The program also frees up workers whose status will no longer be tied to one employer. It's also expressly intended for foreign workers who don't qualify for federal immigration benefits. See how this seems to focus on aliens here?

I don’t know anyone who knows what the policy, rules and regulations of the program will be, though. I’ll wait until they are issued by DHS.

As to the PSA, aliens outside the CNMI at the time of the switchover date may be at a loss if all they have is their CNMI-issued document. But for those lawfully present in the CNMI, they’ll be able to remain here without the immediate threat of deportation. The law is allowing them to stay for the length of their permit or for 2 more years, whichever is shorter. And as I mentioned above, I suspect that they will be eligible to apply for status under the transition program. This is the primary concern, as you can imagine.

I’m drafting a post on this for the MLSC blog, which should go up in a moment.

Anonymous said...

Attention attention. Federalization will result in a loss of revenue for CNMI by more than $10 billion. We also know that federalization causes cancer. Federalization also has flesh-eating bacteria that will eat us alive. Federalization also is going to result in loss of jobs. Federalization also will result in a corrupt government who only cares about themselves instead of focusing on the needs of the people. Federalization also takes away ice, Chinese hookers, and pawn shops.

Fuck the feds!

Ombudsman in a prior life said...

Thank you Omar, for a very informative and accurate post.

Anonymous said...

Federalization causes:
1. Unfaithful spouses.
2. The per-position ships to leave.
3. Flat tires at 7:45 AM
4. Heavy smoke at Godfather's.
5 Chuukese house robbers.
6. STD's in 14 year olds.
7. Dead bloated boonie dogs.
8. Speeding school bus drivers.
9. Garbage on Beach Road.
10.Complaining taxi drivers.

carlos the mackerel said...

Anonymous:

I really hope you are going to elaborate on that, item by item if possible.

Anonymous said...

US Federal Immigration control will supersede ANY and ALL CNMI Immigration laws. Those that lobbied for this are now sweating heavily. All those guest workers that want to return if they visit their families will have to get a US VISA, almost impossible. You asked for it, you got it.

Anonymous said...

wrong. there's also the new visa/permit for guest workers who can't get ur US visas, idiot. dat's the transitional period visa/permit.

ben tan 2009 said...

Nice to see Ben Tan crooks commenting here

Anonymous said...

Ben tan should run with tom delay and have jackoff abromof as his chair

Anonymous said...

federalization -- we asked for it, you deal with it.

Anonymous said...

'wrong. there's also the new visa/permit for guest workers who can't get ur US visas, idiot. dat's the transitional period visa/permit.'

Wrong. Entry VISA will be required for all Filipinos. That means that Homeland Security will need to do background checks on everyone.

Anonymous said...

"wrong..."

yep, ur right about that one. background checks. ooo. that's different than what you said earlier getting a visa as being "almost impossible." hmmmm, throwin' screwballs. the federales are going to have permits for the contract workers here, so willie tan can keep his holdings here operating.

the teacher said...

noni - You said "Those that lobbied for this(meaning federalization) are now sweating heavily".

I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

Those that lobbied for Federaliztion of CNMI Immigration went at thinking the US Gov would hand out green cards to all those suffering Filipinos on Saipan. Not gonna happen. The US clearly spells it out: No contract workers, H Visa Required to work.

Yes, they are sweating right now. Come June, when a Filipino leaves to the PI they must get a US Visa, that entails a background check, and fucknuts, try doing a background check on a Filipino national!

Anonymous said...

the teacher said...

noni - You said "Those that lobbied for this(meaning federalization) are now sweating heavily".

I don't think so.


As usual, the Teacher (a legally trained former resident of Rota and Saipan) is correct. The federalizer lobbyists -- Allen P. Stayman, David Barrett Cohen, the Ombudsperson, Wendy Doromal, and Dekada Shyster -- won't shed an ounce of perspiration.

They knew full well that federalization would result in a sharp reduction of the number of contract workers present in our Commonwealth. That is the whole purpose of the law! Read Public Law 110-229, Title VII.

What is amazing and quite humorous (or would be if it weren't so sad) is how the federalizers convinced the victim contract workers to agitate for their own deportation in the so-called "Unity March."

The stench of their evil deeds is astonishing!

How is that boycott of Kristo Rai going?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous above:

You are wrong. You will see. They will get status.

Anonymous said...

anonymous above:

yes, they'll get status, at least for the next five years. it'll be a US visa. if the background check doesn't reveal being a communist or committing some grave sin, they'll be okay.

next.

Anonymous said...

You may be correct, in which case Teacher would still be right.

The U.S. may decide it is not worth the time and trouble to deport or even process our contract workers for temporary guest worker status.

It certainly would be a whole lot easier just to give them 5-year visas.

The deciding factor may likely be what happens with immigration on the mainland. If some sort of amnesty is offered to illegal aliens there, then certainly our legal contract workers should be offered a similar or better deal.

Anonymous said...

"You asked for it, you got it." Oh now you're blaming the guest workers.. should'nt you blaming your own kind for not doing their job well? You should be thankful that you had those workers for years serving your own KIND! You should be grateful that you are blessed having u.s. citizen status and Uncle Sam is providing you all the spam you need! I wonder what this island would be if not for all the hard work of the guest workers!

Anonymous said...

anonymous above:

oohhh..."Your own kind." What racist statement. Brings chills down my spine. Brrrrrr.....

Jun said...

At least we opted to join the Uncle Sam when we had the opportunity and we are thankful for being US citizens. Wouldn't you think that our people did a good job there? The Philipines had the opportunity to be a member of the US family but they voted against being a commonwealth government under the US instead they opted to become an independent nation. Now, your looking towards the US for greener pastures. Doesn't make sense at all. No sense whatsoever!

the unknown soldier said...

Had PI joined the American family, they would likely be a state and have more voting clout than California...if not more than NY and CA.

This is a textbook example of how the powerful keep control over the poor uneducated sheep. The ruling families still control the masses by allowing them only a moderate education. They are taught obedience and conformity. They are taught self sacrifice is a virtue. The are taught to read and write so they will be more productive workers, but high level problem solving, independence, and abstract thought are not included in the curriculum.

Why would so many poor people with an opportunity to join America vote against it? The answer is because the ruling class told them how to vote through their control of the media and the Church. And in case some rebelled, you can bet the vote was rigged, typical of PI elections today.

If PI nationals really want to help their homeland, then dedicate your remittance to overthrow your corrupt government. Pi has sent an army of workers abroad, so when the industrial powers pull back in depression, then, will be the time for revolution in the Philippines.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah now i remember... it's ok to discriminate the guest workers but not the host. Point taken.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know who Cindy Lussa is?

Anonymous said...

To noni that hates Filino contract workers: Why? you're filipina GF leaves you because you're a loooser or maybe your a un-circumcise pig, you eat lunch twice, your un-employed & lastly you stinks like goat.

In shirt u are mother-fucker.....

noni 11 said...

The "unknown soldier" gave a very good analysis of the problem with the Philippines.

Anonymous said...

Thanks "unknown soldier" always wondered why the PI was so screwed up. The catholics did have a major part in it. I enjoyed the countryside and wondered why there are so many Philipinos living overseas when the country could be a paradise. Why in the hell would someone from a tropical paradise want to live in fucking freezing boring Canada or the US? Or out in the dry hot Saudi desert for christ's sake? Beats me!

Anonymous said...

Filipinos are the number one export of the Philippines. That's why people like Tina S Wendy D etc need to focus their energy on that not on Filipinos here.

Anonymous said...

Question: dumb, but is the correct spelling Filipinos or Philipinos?

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