August 8, 2012

For one month beginning August 15, 2012, the legal, long-term foreign workers who support permanent residency for all legal, long-term foreign workers and who oppose an extension of the CNMI-Only Transitional Worker Program will be holding a vigil in front of the USCIS offices in Garapan. More details will follow in the coming days.

All foreign workers are encouraged to attend the vigil to stand in solidarity. Leaders of several worker groups have been meeting regularly over the last few weeks to define a unified position, agree on the petition and make plans for getting their position to policy makers and the U.S. and international media. Supporters of the foreign workers are also invited to attend to show support.

Please feel free to copy the petition to help collect signatures. Submit signature pages to me directly through email scans ( or to Rabby Syed, Itos Feliciano, Boni Sagana, Lito Marquez, or other worker leaders. For more information please contact Rabby at 671-888-4025.


Anonymous said...

did they not learn anything with Occupy USCIS? USCIS has gone above and beyond for CWs, offering parole just in case 1466 passed. handling cases based upon the individual circumstances regardless of who you know but based on law. USCIS cannot grant you improved status only congress can end of story......go sit in front of congressman's killi's office. but no you will gather on the beach by cis and annoy the only people on the island who have done what they said they would......misguided and a futile effort go make waves with the real problem, congress, represented by congressman killi

Anonymous said...

wendy i need your email address. i needed advice on very important matter.

Wendy Doromal said...

10:12 My email: It will bounce to spam and you will get a message that you need to complete a request to be added to my addresses.

Anonymous said...

What will this show UCIS and ICE? A few hundred unemployed CWs? Some possibly illegals occupying a Federal parking lot? This could pose a security threat. I would suggest that if CWs do this they chant the Pledge and wave American flags - not Philippine flags as they did before. What does the Ombuds think about all this - haven't heard a peep in a long while.

Wendy Doromal said...

The foreign workers are opposing an extension of the CNMI-Only Transitional Worker Program and calling for permanent residency for all legal, long-time foreign workers. Their selection of a place to hold their vigil is fine. No matter where they hold it they will have naysayers who say something. A security threat is an armed gang of government-paid thugs obstructing justice in an international airport. Peaceful assembly poses no threat to anyone.

The workers always have always carried American flags in marches and had them at vigils-I have the photos. What's your point? And many loyal Americans never say the Pledge of Allegiance, which is a very strange oath if you really think about it. I never recite that and never will. Saying the pledge and waving a flag does not make one an American. Acting to uphold American principles and to fight for democracy is far more important.