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Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 132 the contemporary pacifi c • 21:1 (2009) control over who enters and exits the Commonwealth of the commonwealth threatens the tourism Northern Mariana Islands business, which depends largely on markets where US visas are diffi cult Whether shouted from the rooftops to obtain. There is also the issue of or whispered in dark alleys, the word nonresident workers and their status federalization has different mean- under federal immigration system. ings for different people. For some Local politicians fear the worst, as a it is a cure for the cancer that has large segment of the population wel- been growing for decades in the body comes tighter controls as a means of politic of the Commonwealth of the eliminating the corruption perceived to Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). exist in immigration and labor fi elds. For others, it is itself a deadly can- As of this writing, Governor Benigno cer that will eventually be fatal. Fitial is preparing a lawsuit on behalf Both extremes are well represented of the commonwealth against the fed- in popular discourse and, of course, eral government to block implementa- majority opinion falls somewhere in tion of the federalization law. between. Every other topic covered in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 21 (1) – Feb 11, 2009

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2009 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

132 the contemporary pacifi c • 21:1 (2009) control over who enters and exits the Commonwealth of the commonwealth threatens the tourism Northern Mariana Islands business, which depends largely on markets where US visas are diffi cult Whether shouted from the rooftops to obtain. There is also the issue of or whispered in dark alleys, the word nonresident workers and their status federalization has different mean- under federal immigration system. ings for different people. For some Local politicians fear the worst, as a it is a cure for the cancer that has large segment of the population wel- been growing for decades in the body comes tighter controls as a means of politic of the Commonwealth of the eliminating the corruption perceived to Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). exist in immigration and labor fi elds. For others, it is itself a deadly can- As of this writing, Governor Benigno cer that will eventually be fatal. Fitial is preparing a lawsuit on behalf Both extremes are well represented of the commonwealth against the fed- in popular discourse and, of course, eral government to block implementa- majority opinion falls somewhere in tion of the federalization law. between. Every other topic covered in

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 11, 2009

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