'Alien guests' mull fate on Northern Marianas

Many migrant foreign workers now lack jobs and no longer feel welcome in this part of Micronesia.

    Thousands of migrants are set to be deported from the Northern Mariana Islands, a commonwealth of the United States.

    Once welcomed by the local government, many foreign workers are now seen as a burden because thousands of were left jobless when global competition shut down local factories.

    The "alien guests", as the migrants are described by local authorities, say the Northern Mariana government has done little to make them feel welcome.

    Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from Saipan, capital of the Northern Marianas.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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