Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Subcommittee Hearing-GAO testimony & video link

Interested in the testimony presented at the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife--that's a subcommittee of the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives? This is the hearing on the impact and progress of federalizing the CNMI's immigration pursuant to P.L. 110-229.

While we wait for Wendy to report at Unheard No More, here's something to read:
GAO testimony about its position: Coordinated Federal Decisions and Additional Data are Needed to Manage Potential Economic Impact of Applying U.S. Immigration Law.

The chart on the first page of the attachment to the testimony is a good graphic summary of P.L. 110-229.

You can also get the full sense of the flow of the hearing by this listing of witnesses: subcommittee panel listing and by watching a video of the hearing, also at this link.

Thanks to Dan MacMeekin.


bigsoxfan said...

Join the list of groups who are being a bit dissapointed by their expectations of the new administration. Not that the new direction is bad, but too much was expected politically. At any rate, the new administration should toss some money to oversight law groups and at the inplace CNMI govenrment, for infrastructure and security uses. Trickle down, if nothing else.

Saipan Writer said...

Dengre has an interesting post on journalism, where he talks initially about the blogosphere's rash of disappointment-bashing.

I'm not disappointed in Obama, btw. I don't agree with all he's done, but heck, I sometimes disagree with myself...

We need oversight groups, and lots of law-enforcement and auditing here, but I think the feds' money would be better spent if focused on needs already identified by the GAO rather than just tossed around.

And NO DELAY in implementing US immigration here.