GDOL finds alleged illegal foreign nationals in Guam workforce

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Guam Department of Labor director Dave Dell'Isola (PNC photo)

Foreign nationals who allegedly are here illegally from the CNMI were found in Guam’s workforce.

In an interview on NewsTalk K57 with Patti Arroyo, Guam Department of Labor Director Dave Dell’isola, said that GDOL found a handful of Contractors that have foreign nationals working for them – despite the nationals not being eligible to work here in Guam.

Dell’isola says that there was an estimated 6 foreign nationals found in Guam’s construction companies.

The contractors have been issued a fine for the illegal hires.

According to GDOL’s website:

The first offense is subject to a license sanction fee of $1,000 per worker without lawful status, and a possible 30-day suspension of the employer’s business license.

The second offense is subject to a license sanction fee of $2,000 per worker without lawful status and a possible 60-day suspension of the employer’s business license.

Lastly, a third offense is subject to automatic revocation of the employer’s business license.

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News Director for the Pacific News Center, Don was born and raised on the island of Saipan and moved to Guam in the Spring of 2016 to pursue higher education at the University of Guam. It was at UOG that Don discovered his passion for keeping his peers politically informed. In his free time, you can find him flying his drone or doing landscape and portrait photography. Don joined the PNC News Team to broaden his writing, and to challenge himself to get in front of the camera. Don’s ultimate goal and passion is to have a well informed and politically engaged Marianas.