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CNMI Executive Branch                                                                                                                CNMI PHONE BOOK

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Commonwealth Law Revision Commission

Marianas Visitors Authority

Saipan Chamber of Commerce

Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands  (presently inaccessible)

Northern Marianas College

NMC Cooperative Research, Extension and Education Service (NMC -- CREES)

CNMI Department of Public Safety

Criminal Justice Planning Agency

CNMI Homeland Security & Emergency Management

CNMI Joint Information Center  (Facebook Page)

CNMI Department of Commerce

Coastal Resources Management

CNMI Division of Environmental Quality

CNMI Division of Fish and Wildlife  (presently offline)

Commonwealth Development Authority

Commonwealth Ports Authority

Commonwealth Utilities Corporation

CNMI Department of Labor


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Micronesian Legal Services Corporation "Day In Court" Blog

Micronesian Legal Services Corporation (MicronesiaLawHelp.org website)

CNMI Public Defender

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December 19, 2008 message to MoveOn.org.


I have lived and worked in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (out in the Pacific west of Hawaii, around 100 miles north of Guam) for over 30 years.  Today the CNMI is in economic crisis, and one of the reasons is a dysfunctional labor and immigration system that effectively abuses foreign workers, stifles productive capacity, suppresses a free labor market, and impairs economic efficiency.

With the enactment of Title VII of Pub. Law 110-229, Congress took an important step toward reforming this system but failed to address the most critical component: the status of long-term alien residents.  I am an attorney who for years has helped workers deal with this unjust and uneconomic system.  Congress needs to provide improved status and access to political rights to long-term alien residents of the CNMI and, most importantly, thereby provide the foundation for economic revitalization by stabilizing the workforce and liberating the forces of a free labor market.  The economic, social, and political future of the Northern Mariana Islands -- the most recent accession to the United States -- depends upon it.

More information can be obtained from me by email at scwlaw.spn@gmail.com or by visiting my website: http://www.woodrufflawoffice.com.

Civil, Political, and Immigration Status of Long-Term Alien Residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Dekada aspirations equal CNMI's long-term best interest, Saipan Tribune, June 19, 2005

Support our effort.  We are no longer seeking donations for The Dekada Movement, Inc.,
which no longer has an active existence.  Its members and leaders are continuing
to seek justice for the long-term foreign national residents of the CNMI, however.
Dekada leaders and supporters joined with other activists +!
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