S. 2739 Signed into Law!

May 8, 2007


Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release May 8, 2008


On Thursday, May 8, 2008, the President signed into law:

S. 2457, which authorizes the Mashantucket Pequot (Western) Tribe to lease certain land to entities for up to 75 years, rather than 25 years as under current law,

S. 2739, the “Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008,” which designates the 106,000-acre Wild Sky Wilderness in Washington State; designates three new National Heritage Areas; expands several national parks; authorizes funding for specified water projects; modifies two existing energy programs; applies U.S. immigration law to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; and grants the Commonwealth a non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.


Saipan Writer said...

I understand the desire to win on the permanent residency issue, and thus the limitation on "legal" residents. But contract workers who have been here for years and years, some decades, are suddenly finding themselve "illegal"--their contracts not renewed, or the businesses they worked for closing shop.

I'd urge an "amnesty" program that immediately makes legal all aliens in the CNMI, and THEN permanent residency for those who've been here 5 years or longer.

Just a suggestion.

Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

Sorry -talking on 2 phones and trying to type. What I meant to say is that is the plan! I am bringing the petitions for green cards to Washington next week, but we need immediate protection NOW -amnesty is a good word. We could use support in the form of letters.

Ron Hodges said...