Read a Summary of S. 2739














May 1, 2008

A very easy to understand, well-written summary of S. 2739 is online at A Day in Court.

This excellent site offers "news and notices from the staff of the Marianas Office of Micronesian Legal Services Corp."

Other information on the site that is helpful for guest workers:
TWA's and Tax Season
Help for Alien Victims of Crime
Food Stamps in the CNMI, Part I
Food Stamps in the CNMI Part II

Thanks to the Saipan Writer for notifying me of this summary of S. 2739!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm a guestworker I wanna clarify which is legally binded this language " no deportation of guestworkers upon signing of the bill" or no deportation of guestworkers during transition".?because a lot of gworkers now who have not renewed by their employers?

Saipan Writer said...

There can be deportation of guestworkers during the transition. The Secretary of Homeland Security will be empowered from the start date of the transition to sign deportation orders. If you are here legally under CNMI law (which is superceded on the start date of the transition), you will be considered legally present until your permit expires or you have been here for two years, whichever happens first.

For those who have no legal status, have lost their employment, etc., there is no relief in this law.

Wendy said...

Dear Saipan Writer-

Thank you so much for your response.

Anonymous said...

So its untrue that "upon enactment (President sign it)CNMI is probihited of removing or deporting guestworkers."....I feel sorry to those not renewed.And what assistance we can share to them?....

Anonymous said...

Guestworker asking "How soon I can get green cards if federalize" and I wanna know also what the percentage because I'm tired of signing petition signatures since 2004,im run out of ink. or I'm just gonna wait my kids to become 21 yrs old?

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Site Administrator said...

No one will be leaving upon enactment of this law. However, no guest worker (whether under US law or CNMI law) can remain in the CNMI after his/her contract is finished or after his/her labor case is settled, etc...

Site Administrator said...

Guest worker: Right now green cards not not on the table. If this is a status you desire then you may want to join others to make your voice heard - sign petitions, write letters, contact US officials, etc. Change takes time, and it takes work. You can join those who are working to willing to keep this request in the forefront, or you can sit and lament with your empty pen and hope that others will succeed in obtaining the status you want!