Northern Marians Workers in Australia to Comply With New Rules
Working Class – Each Member of the working class Australia’s Northern Marianas region have to comply with new sets of rules asking them for a US employment visa or face banishment as per the newly formed rules by the US officials. The new regulations were released last week by USCIS and will be brought into effect November 27 onwards.
The Lobbying – Rabby Syed, president of the United Workers Movement is in Washington to lobby US delegates and ask for their consent on a deadline extension. Pacific Beat quoted him saying that it would be tough for entrepreneurs to change in just a couple of months. It is quite easy to understand the apprehensions of Mr. Syed but the authorities have perhaps decided to deal with problems in external affairs with a stringer approach.
The Affects – Mr. Syed further expressed his apprehensions regarding the fact the changes will affect businessmen that are registered with the CNMI. “Not one, two but each of the business organizations registered with the CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) will be affected for the reason that at present the global economy is very fragile and it has to bear a lot of process," he cited. "Hence in just over 2 months, adjusting would be quite cumbersome."
Transition – The transition of the islands is an important factor behind this change. A couple of years back, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands changed from a local immigration authority to an organization run by agencies based in the United States. A provisional worker visa was formed for the corresponding period. It is planned to end some time in 2014. Though, a federal court obstructed the organization of this visa category, which has raised grave concerns.
Need – The President of the CNMI Chamber of Commerce, Doug Brennan was quoted by Saipan Tribune that the local economy was hit hard as businessmen didn’t know whether to hire workers or not. Workers who immigrated and had no H-visa or an equivalent work permit were the ones who are to be deported as of November 27, until the new set of rules are passed. However, the immigration rights group has asked for sweeping policies.
Former Rejection – Not long ago, the opposition rejected migration changes suggested by Chris Bowen, the Immigration Minister. The Leader of Opposition, Tony Abbott held the view and swept all amends the Government aims to bring about in the Migration Act. He asserted that it would generate an offshore processing system with lack of any formidable support. Thus, bringing about such a change in a short span of time, for the federal government would prove to be tougher than they first thought.