Define American: A Megaphone for Those Seeking U.S. Citizenship

October 27, 2014

In 2011 Jose Antonio Vargas, a Filipino Pulitzer Prize winning journalist came out as an undocumented immigrant.  When he was 12 years old he was brought to the United States to be raised by his grandparents in California. Now he is one of the most famous and outspoken undocumented aliens in the U.S.

What I really appreciate about Mr. Vargas is the fact that he courageously stands up for undocumented immigrants and is a voice for millions of undocumented immigrants and especially for the Dreamers. Mr. Vargas has used his story to promote immigration reform. Now he uses his web-site, Define American, to promote the stories of hundreds of undocumented aliens.

How many people in America even know that there are over 10,000 legal aliens in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands who have lived there for over five years, most for over a decade? Not many. 

You, the nonresidents of the CNMI, can let the country and the Obama Administration know your story and your plight by simply sharing your story on the Define American website. The Define American website provides a megaphone for the undocumented aliens and others stuck in the quagmire of the broken immigration system.

I urge you to take this opportunity to get your stories out to the nation, the Obama Administration and the press.  Go  to this page to share your story! I'll be posting there too.


Angelo Villagomez said...

Your website also gives voice to thousands.

Wendy Doromal said...

Thanks Angelo. I like the idea of the Define American website because the stories go to the Obama Administration. Also, he has prestige in the national movement.

Are you coming to Orlando soon?

Angelo Villagomez said...

I'm running the Disney Marathon on January 11!

Wendy Doromal said...


Anonymous said...

There are a little more than 10000 foreign legal workers in CNMI who have been there for more than a decade. An inhuman and discriminatory U.S Law PL-110-229 prevented these foreign workers to become permanent residents of the United States of America. A recommendation from U.S department of Interior was submitted to U.S Congress to grant these legal workers either “green card” or” U.S citizenship” which they have earned by contributing to CNMI local communities and U.S Social security systems. But U.S Congress failed to act on it. And now an inhuman CW program is run in CNMI by USCIS to block basic human rights of these foreign workers to a pathway to U.S Citizenship. Only U.S President Barak Obama can relieve these legal long-term foreign workers in CNMI by including CNMI into his administrative executive order. When U.S President considers legalizing undocumented workers, he may also consider relieving legal long-term CNMI foreign workers with “green cards”. One rule to be considered in every part of the United States of America. May God bless USA (CNMI).

Anonymous said...

What are the modes in acquiring Philippine citizenship?

There are two (2) generally recognized forms of acquiring Philippine citizenship:

1.Filipino by birth

1.Jus soli (right of soil) which is the legal principle that a person’s nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth (e.g. the territory of a given state)

2.Jus sanguinis (right of blood) which is the legal principle that, at birth, an individual acquires the nationality of his/her natural parent/s. The Philippine adheres to this principle.