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FSM Labor Temporarily Says No to Foreign Contract Workers

In a letter dated August 30, 2016, Mr. Glayne B. Franklin, Acting Chief of FSM Immigration and Labor, communicated to Mrs. Malpihna Nelper, Chief of Pohnpei State Labor Office, stating: “[e]ffective today August 30, 2016 all renewals and extensions of employment packages under the private sector will be returned to your office without my endorsement.” In

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Be Careful Before Attempting to Obtain FSM Citizenship Through Naturalization

As of March 2008, Public Law 15-28  was signed by  President Mori “in order to allow for citizenship through naturalization to FSM nationals and children of FSM citizens.” Since the law was passed there have been four FSM nationals that have obtained citizenship through naturalization.  The Ramp & Mida Law firm assisted one of the  applicants who

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FSM Department of Justice Guidance on Public Law 19-91

In this article, we explore the FSM Department of Justice’s (DOJ) position, and how it affects Public Law 19-91 if at all. Based on a July 19, 2016 Memorandum from the FSM DOJ to the Chief of Immigration and Labor, the rebuttable presumption of renunciation of another foreign citizenship will be granted to FSM citizens and FSM

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Analyzing the Legislative History of Public Law 19-91’s Rebuttable Presumption of Renunciation of Dual Citizenship

Legislative History of Public Law 19-91 In the last blog, we discussed Public Law 19-91 in general. Here we take a step back and analyze the legislative history of this law.   “Legislative history is a term that refers to the documents that are produced by Congress as a bill is introduced, studied and debated.

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Public Law 19-91’s Rebuttable Presumption of Renouncing FSM Dual Citizenship

On June 14, 2016, FSM Vice President Yosiwo P. George on behalf of President Peter Christian signed Public Law 19-91 into law. The purpose of this law is to create a way to renounce dual citizenship for those persons that hold FSM citizenship in addition to citizenship of another country. Can the law do such

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