December 12, 2009
The Federal Ombudsman's Office is conducting an alien registration:
NOTICE TO ALL ALIENS IN THE CNMI
Pursuant to P.L. 110-229, the U.S. Department of the Interior is required to report to the U.S. Congress regarding the number of aliens within the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
P.L. 110-229 further orders the U.S. Department of Interior to make recommendations to the U.S. Congress regarding the long-term status of aliens who were physically present in the CNMI on
Accordingly, the Office of the Ombudsman will be conducting an accounting of all aliens within the CNMI pursuant to the schedule below. For purposes of the accounting, alien means any person physically present in the CNMI who does not hold a U.S. passport or U.S. permanent resident card regardless of any Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands permit held.
When reporting to the Ombudsman’s office at Suite 203, Marina Heights II, Puerto Rico, Saipan, an alien must provide a copy of a passport or other photo identification.
Caseworkers are going to Tinian on Friday and Saturday, and to Rota on Saturday.
Any alien, who cannot report to the Ombudsman’s office during the scheduled time, should call 322-8030 for further information.
All data shall be gathered between December 14th and December 30th 2009. There will be no exceptions to the December 30th deadline.
For more information, call the Ombudsman's Office at 322-8030. Filipinos please contact Cris at 483-8034 and Glen at 483-8035, Chinese please contact Li at 483-8037 and Bangladeshi and Nepalese please contact Ripon at 483-8033.
UPDATE: On Tinian this weekend over 1,200 nonresidents were registered and over 650 on Rota. Already about 2,000 have registered on Saipan.
Report on Nonresident Guestworker Population- The Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Governor of the Commonwealth, shall report to the Congress not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008. The report shall include--
(1) the number of aliens residing in the Commonwealth;
(2) a description of the legal status (under Federal law) of such aliens;
(3) the number of years each alien has been residing in the Commonwealth;
(4) the current and future requirements of the Commonwealth economy for an alien workforce; and
(5) such recommendations to the Congress, as the Secretary may deem appropriate, related to whether or not the Congress should consider permitting lawfully admitted guest workers lawfully residing in the Commonwealth on such enactment date to apply for long-term status under the immigration and nationality laws of the United States.