So, it's been quiet, but the Stayman/Pelosi/Miller/Tester/Cohen Team have been reassessing.
The national immigration debate is starting to heat up. A majority of Americans want their immediate borders secure. A majority of Americans are against amnesty. Quite frankly, a majority of Americans really don't care about what's going on thousands of miles away on a small set of islands. They care about their own backyards -- especially when illegal immigrants are taking jobs away from Americans, drug smugglers are selling their products to American children and terrorists continue to plot against America.
How is the Stayman "shake down" going to be justified by the DC Democrats? Federal takeover of CNMI immigration is just diverting necessary resources AWAY from the US Border Patrol, US Customs, Homeland Security and other US law enforcement agencies.
Drug smugglers, illegal immigrants, terrorists are crossing the immediate borders of the US and the Stayman's Democrat party wants to divert resources away from what America wants strengthened?
Americans want results for America. Stayman should focus on what's important to the American people -- not Islands which have not been major contributors to the Democrat party.