Shame On U.S. Soil

April 4, 2012

A small glimpse of the CNMI's two-tiered, un-American society is shared with the world in this video:

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome to America. NOT!

Anonymous said...

Rudy is a good guy. Horrible that he's living like that. His former employer owes him $25,000. http://www.saipantribune.com/newsstory.aspx?cat=1&newsID=112582 That employer should be behind bars and Rudy should be living in his house.

Anonymous said...

He said he does not have money to take these aliens!! funniest ever heard.

Anonymous said...

I agree that the employer should be in jail but the guy living in America without status must be deported because he himself is a criminal and to wrongs don't make it right.

Wendy Doromal said...

1:32 The "guy" stuck around to collect $25,000 stolen from him by his crook employer. Could you afford to walk away from that? Do you condone theft or slavery? The question is why didn't the CNMI or U.S. governments prosecute the crook-employer? Why are and were employers, like CHC, Tinian Dynasty and former security companies owned by big-name CNMI residents, allowed to steal wages and housing benefits? Why are they even allowed to hire foreign workers if they cannot afford to pay them? What happened to the bond companies? Did they steal the money too? How could this happen in the U.S.? Why aren't these people granted permanent residency and reparations? Why is Fitial saying he cannot afford to support these workers? What does the CNMI do to support those that they cheated and kicked around for decades? They could not even ensure justice or back wages for those cheated under their watch. They do nothing for them now except to put them down. Shame on U.S. soil.

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for this guy but he did make the decision to stay with his employer and not get paid. There's a disturbing trend to treat Filipino workers like children who can't make an adult decision. I'm also wondering if he can speak English.

Capt said...

Wendy, JFYI, many of the bonding companies were not legitimate.
They were owned by elected and families.
They were in fact set up to "show" conformance and supply "paper" that the "bond" requirements was satisfied when submitting the rest of the required paperwork. These people used that requirements to further make money off the backs of the workers as many employer made the workers pay the costs.

I had a friend that used to underwrite "bonds", legitimately.
I used to refer many people to him.
He would refuse to underwrite many of the people that I referred to him as upon checking, he stated that they could not afford that many employees. OR that the "company" could not afford ANY employees and that in many cases there was a sponsorship scam involved.

On the other hand my friend also did not actually write the "bond" on many bigger, well known, solvent companies.
He would reduce the cost per contract from $110.00 down to $50.00 and even sometimes to $25.00
He supplied the paper and pocketed the cash.
When I would bring him the info and payments, he would write the paper and we would go out to an expensive lunch at his expense.
He stopped underwriting completely when the Garment factories started to leave.
BTW he was also a Lawyer.

Anonymous said...

I 100% agree Wendy, but why don't they take the collection case to court like every other American does. I have receivables too, some are from CGWs, and reality says I must now call them uncollectable.

How could an employer owe 25k anyway? The first month I didn't get paid I would walk and take them straight to small claims court where I am undefeated lifetime for 15 bucks and no lawyer. But if your case was because you didn't get paid for 2 years how could anyone justify such twisted action? So now the employer has moved, or the corporation is bankrupt, or the employer has been dead for a decade, as is the case with some and the dead man has hired a dozen new workers who have employed dozens of CWs since his death.

Where does the fraud end?

Anonymous said...

This article is significant because the most surefire way immigrants can win is through the court of public opinion. Aljazerra published this blog which would not only pique Americans' interest but also outrage them at what has happened to human rights within its own country.
It just needs to receive wide circulation and that is the challenge. I have emailed the NBC 60 Minutes staff but we need and effective way to get this into the consciousness of the mainstream media.
It has all the earmarks of a good drama: sex trafficking, virtual slavery, abuse, and a cartoonish governor who stupidly took his masseuse out of jail to give him a midnight massage.

Anonymous said...

What kind of job did this guy have. I may not be the smartest guy in the world but I know I would not stay on a job and not get paid for 25 months. This gut complaining is an idiot or is trying to scam more money out of his prior employer. Also, he must not be too desperate for money if he could afford not to receive any pay for 25 month and continue to life here in Saipan. And Yes, this is not his home. Here is here illegally and should be deported. In my opinion, all cw's without anchor babies need to go and those with anchor babies need to request for status to enter the U.S. and go there to live. We do not need and plainly do not want all these foreigners in the Commonwealth anymore.

Wendy Doromal said...

2:25 He absolutely was owed the amount he claims. I have a copy of his administrative order. He was owed over $25,000, with much for unpaid overtime. The CNMI DOL found his employer liable to pay. The employer did not honor the order. People with no money have no money to hire an attorney to sue. The CNMI and/or US government should have ensured he was made whole.

How disgusting that you (and others) think if a foreign worker has a US child or spouse then somehow they deserve to stay more than a person who may have worked in the CNMI legally even more years. Where do these ideas come from? Don't want any of the foreign workers in the CNMI? Then please help us push for green cards -trust me they will leave.