13 Jun 2011

CNMI union seeks help from President Obama over alien workers' rights

1:41 pm on 13 June 2011

A union representing foreign workers in the Nothern Marianas is asking the United States President Barack Obama to protect about 16 thousand aliens in the territory until they are granted immigration status.

The CNMI will transition to federalised immigration after November the 27th and the United Workers Movement fears that workers without immigration status issued by the US government may be subject to deportation.

The President of the union, Rabby Sayed has written a letter to President Obama, asking him to use his admimistrative power to grant the foreign workers a 'parole in place' status with authorisation to seek employment.

My Syed believes this status will qualify the alien workers for employment-based visas.