Just recently, a report was published regarding the guestworker programs in the United States. It's an interesting read ( http://www.splcenter.org/news/item.jsp?aid=247) , especially given the fact that the DC Democrats are putting less attention to large scale abuse in their own backyards -- but demonize our Islands and our people because of a few isolated incidents (which most have been vigorously prosecuted). The report bascially states that there is widespread abuse of US immigration -- and the DC Democrat response? Extend US immigration policy to the CNMI.
Instead of wasting US Taxpayer money on a political shakedown for the benefit of the Democrat Party (ala Stayman/Pelosi/Tester/Miller/YesCohenToo), the Democrats should focus resources and attention to the REAL immigration problems of the US.
The American people want real results that truly affect them. Islands thousands of miles away with a handful of isolated incidents does not warrant a loss of resources, especially when the immediate US borders are under assault from drug smugglers, human traffickers and terrorists.
The numbers speak for themselves. Every individual border state in the US has greater numbers of problems regarding immigration compared to ALL the islands of the CNMI. Yet, the Democrats want to waste US Coast Guard, Border Patrol, Customs and other law enforcement resources on Islands too far away to hurt mainland US.
The DC Democrats are wanting to shakedown the Islands so bad, they have lost sight of doing what's best for the American people.