Poll

December 12, 2013
















Did you see this poll in the Marianas Variety?

How do you think the U.S. immigration transition for guest workers should be handled?



Notice how the most obvious questions is missing?
 Grant permanent residency status to long-term guest workers and make the extension unnecessary


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought the same thing when I read that!

Anonymous said...

Thought about the same thing too.

Why would they leave that off?

Anonymous said...

They did it on purpose.

Anonymous said...

Long-term foreign workers are needed continuously in U.S Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands with or without permanent residency statuses as long as they can. They do not like to appreciate or recognize long-term alien workers services. CNMI government does not want to introduce feds who these long-term workers and their contributions to CNMI are, to get them permanent residency statuses right away. What do they really want? Look at the racist resolution prepared by 13 CNMI lawmakers to U.S congress. Shame on CNMI! Shame on poll!

Anonymous said...

To my fellow foreign contract workers, our resiliency has been tested for almost the last 3 decades of serving the CNMI. This is how long they relied to outside workforce and whether they accept it or not, it will continue for couple of decades to come. There will always be a light at the end of the tunnel and perhaps this light will be accompanied by a welcome greeting....a greeting of permanent residency. Whether it happens to us or to the new generations of hardworking down to earth workers...it would happen no matter what! Have faith in your hearts, God's miracles happen everyday and it will happen here in His perfect time, in the powerful name of Jesus! God bless us all and Happy Holidays!!!

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:36 I'm losing hope. I don't think it will happen anymore just as you thought. It's actually our fault, CWs!! We are not doing anything for them to give us such recognition of being at least true community members. They still don't want us to be part of this island. WE HAVE PROVEN OUR WORTH to them! They just don't want to accept it! Three decades is long enough, others have left and others have died waiting. It's high time for us to be united again, fight for it and claim it! Other countries are proudly recognizing CWs esp Filipinos contributions. The permanent residency we're asking is not too much, it's not actually for us!. Most of us wanting it because we have UScit children to care for for, better future of our US citizen children that in the end it's the US government will benefit once we give our children better quality of life. I just don't know why these local people can't realize that better status for CWs means better future for their fellow US citizen children means better future for CNMI/US.

Anonymous said...

shame on local and us government/people.its an shame on majority people who believe in jesus christ.local humans are so greedy as well selfish.where is your trust/belief the name said jesus. i ask congress man and all hearty local people to did bible say to play dirty game with innocent people?your belief is so shameful..how can this world change? USCIS and local business are doing open discrimination for foreigners/cnmi alien workers.where is EEOC ? how held they said we hire only usa workers?local gov. is playing open discrimination game all knows that.why dont they take action? its just like giving threat/fear.every where in CNMI is full of abuse/discrimination to long term alien workers.i don't understand whay its keep on going on.i guess because of full of corruption in US federal/local politics/saipan chamber commerce also paying under the table fellow congress man thru to uncle sam. shame on shame on....shame on your humanity....amen

Anonymous said...

CNMI residents disserve the same protections as mainland citizens.
An interesting are appeared in the news today entitled “Hyatt: ‘We have to follow immigration law’” and it pertains directly to this discussion and it a prime example of what is being done to citizens in the CNMI

Several years ago Hyatt Saipan wait staff (all CGWs) were instructed to take leftover lobster off plates while cleaning and recycle them into the lobster bisque. My wife told me but insisted that I not tell anyone else. A short time later, two waitresses asked if I wanted the salad or lobster bisque soup. Everyone at my table ordered the lobster by I stuck with the salad. The two girls snickered and whispered “she told her husband in Tagalog”, to which I responded “yes. she did”.

So that is the level of obedience that a CW has compared to a citizen whose status isn’t tied to the job. And there are likely many wait staff there that know this to be true.

Perhaps some of the exiting workers will stand up and be counted instead of asking for cW temp status or CNMI only two tiered passes to servitude.

Anonymous said...

happy new year to all.last year HYATT hotel called so many workers for interview of them interest.they called everyone who interested and in interview they said we hiring only US citizens/green card holders and FSM citizens if you are contract workers we are not going to hire you but you can stay in interview or door is open for you. it was a open interview and saying front of every candidate.HYATT is internation 5 star hotel.this is open fact happening in CNMI(on US soil)Is this open discrimination mum wendy? if they want to hire US workers then why they should call for an interview to innocent alien workers? i hope HYATT should change them discrimination policy to innocent foreigners...no one wants to work with this kind of 5 star hotel.meaning to say stop abuse/discrimination in CNMI.CNMI gov. going to collapse once they extend five year more 2015 most of all workers left from here then u will realize.enough is enough...humans are humans not animals...no to extension...all humans deserve good life.all CNMI long time workers worked so hard on green card dream/game by local politics.most locals/chamber of commerce business took/taking advantage of. now its game in USA hand i want to request US to take action and give what cnmi alien workrs desreve...lets stop this nonsense game...amen