CNMI Report: Governor Fitial Wants Feds to Deport 2,000 Foreign Workers from CNMI

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Saipan – CNMI Governor Benigno Fitial  says he intends to ask the Department of Homeland Security to start deporting almost 2,000 unemployed foreign workers from the Commonwealth. Fitial says he’ll make the request when he visits Washington, D.C. for official business later this month.

                

The Governor said he will make the request during his meetings with the heads of DHS’ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Feb. 23, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Feb. 24.

Fitial said the 2,000 unemployed former nonresident workers would have been deportable under local immigration laws. He said DHS already was given the names of these unemployed foreign workers, but the latter hasn’t done anything about it.

The governor said that it is this lack of effective DHS enforcement, including failing to deport illegal aliens unless they have committed a crime, that prompted the enactment of the Arizona law that is now being challenged by the federal government.

Fitial previously mentioned the almost 2,000 “illegal aliens” in his State of the Commonwealth Report to the Legislature on Dec. 30 last year.

 

Kevin,
 
Here’s the script:
 

Gov. Benigno R. Fitial will be asking the Department of Homeland Security to start deporting almost 2,000 unemployed foreign workers when he visits Washington, D.C. for official business later this month.

The governor said he will make the request during his meetings with the heads of DHS’ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Feb. 23, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Feb. 24.

Fitial said the 2,000 unemployed former nonresident workers would have been deportable under local immigration laws. He said DHS already was given the names of these unemployed foreign workers, but the latter hasn’t done anything about it.

The governor said that it is this lack of effective DHS enforcement, including failing to deport illegal aliens unless they have committed a crime, that prompted the enactment of the Arizona law that is now being challenged by the federal government.

Fitial previously mentioned the almost 2,000 “illegal aliens” in his State of the Commonwealth Report to the Legislature on Dec. 30, 2010.

Mark Rabago, PNC News, Saipan.

 

MARK RABAGO
Assistant Editor/Sports Editor
Saipan Tribune
Tel.# 235-2440 ext. 134

— On Thu, 2/10/11, Kevin Kerrigan <kevin@spbguam.com> wrote:

From: Kevin Kerrigan <kevin@spbguam.com>
Subject: Re: Story suggestions
To: “Mark Rabago” <makyo73@yahoo.com>
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 8:39 PM

Fitial to ask DHS to deport almost 2,000 illegal aliens … looks like the best one Mark. Thank you. Kevin

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 9:52 PM, Mark Rabago <makyo73@yahoo.com> wrote:

Kevin,

Good evening. Two stories I could report tomorrow.

MARK RABAGO
Assistant Editor/Sports Editor
Saipan Tribune
Tel.# 235-2440 ext. 134


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