A mighty blow was struck against freedom in America yesterday. It was a blow struck by none other than the U.S. Supreme Court--an institution, ironically, originally established to protect, defend, and promote liberty in the United States of America.
The Commonwealth is no stranger to immigration woes. Our feud with Uncle Sam and immigration policy is one wrinkle. The boats of Chinese refugees we've intercepted, fleeing the iron hand of socialism, are another.
The exclusive right to own a land granted by the CNMI Constitution to people of Chamorro and Carolinian descent remains a major hindrance in the growth of real estate financing in the Northern Marianas, according to Housing Corporation Executive Director Marylou S. Ada.