@ Hutterite: Haven't you learned the difference between LEGAL immigration
and ILLEGAL immigration yet?
Delasalle, you have a valid question. While Micronesians from Guam and the
Northern Marianas (Saipan, etc) are US citizens, the Micronesian folks from the
Marshall Islands, Pohnpei, Yap, Kosrae, Palau, Chuuk are not US citizens. And
not all Micronesian nations are included in the Compact of Free Association
(COFA) with the US, for example Kiribati and Nauru. Oddly, people born on
American Samoa (Polynesia) are considered US “nationals” but not US
“citizens.” It is complicated, and with our growing Micronesian
population in Utah, it’s high time for our agencies to get familiar and be
compliant with the Compact of Free Association referenced in the article
They are not just centrally located in the Wasatch Front range but are scattered
throughout Utah because I've worked with a lot of them all over Utah. They
are all wonderful law-abiding people with of course human flaws as expected in
all of us and the ones I have been interacting with in my profession, stood in
line to be in the country legally and I am talking about the island countries
who were never considered a U.S. Territory. Great article DN.
Something isn't clear in this article. Those from Guam are US citizens,
same with Saipan, both of which are part of Micronesia. So does this mean those
from the other islands are not US citizens? That would be odd. I may need to
study my US geography a little more.
Not a lot of Syrians, though.