Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cruz: Guest workers ‘using’ NMI

Cruz: Guest workers ‘using’ NMI

Wednesday, 23 December 2009 00:00 By Richelle Ann P. Agpoon - Variety News Intern

GUEST workers should not use issues about “abuses” for self-serving agendas, Taotao Tano leader Gregorio Cruz said yesterday.

Advocates of guest workers, he added, do not have respect for local culture and traditions because they are fighting for temporary guest workers who want to become permanent residents.

“We Chamorros must protect our culture against outside influences,” he said.
CNMI guest worker regulations, he added, should not be used to pursue the personal agendas of foreigners.

“The people of these islands are U.S citizens and the CNMI is in a political union with the U.S. It is wrong to accuse U.S citizens of human rights issues to pursue improved status for guest workers,” Cruz said.

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