Senator seeks resumption of deportation policy for convicted aliens

Sen. James Moylan (R)

Republican Sen. James Moylan has introduced a resolution proposing to continue the deportation of foreigners convicted on Guam, an initiative that was put in place by former Gov. Eddie B. Calvo.

Moylan’s Resolution 81-35 which would request Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero to establish a policy similar deportation policy.

“As a previous parole officer,” Moylan said, “I understand the challenges at the Department of Corrections. I know that DOC currently holds over 100 non-U.S. citizens and the laws of Guam must be followed or there will be consequences.”

That free ticket home would require that victims of the crime agree to the deportation and that the convicts have served more than 50 percent of their sentence. Those convicted of a “heinous crime” would not be eligible.

Moylan said the program has established “some peace of mind for those who were victims of the crimes committed by non-U.S. citizens and I am more than willing to work with Director Sam Brennan and the Governor’s office on the continuance of this program.”

The current cost associated with housing any inmate at DOC is about $108 per day.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.