FSM takes precautionary measures in US effort to deport illegal and undocumented immigrants

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services) — The administration of FSM President David W. Panuelo is taking note and keeping a close tab on the current developments in the United States on efforts to deport illegal and undocumented immigrants.

The recent announcement by the White House on its upcoming efforts to deport undocumented and illegal immigrants from the United States prompted President Panuelo to direct the Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia and the three consulates in the United States to take precautionary measures in addressing any potential misunderstandings that can mistakenly affect citizens of the FSM, who otherwise live and reside in the United States legally under provisions of the Compact of Free Association.

The Trump administration is still working closely with the U.S. Congress on its current efforts.

President Panuelo is concerned if citizens of the FSM, who are otherwise legal non-immigrants in the United States, will get tangled up in these ongoing crackdowns on illegal and undocumented immigrants.

In a recent report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “Fiscal Year 2018 Entry/Exit Overstay Report,” the FSM is listed as having a number of overstays.

The Panuelo administration is concerned over the report and is trying to get to the bottom of it to understand the overstays, particularly in light of its citizens having the privilege to enter the United States on a visa-free basis for indefinite duration.

Toward this effort, the Embassy of the FSM in D.C. is currently in consultations with the U.S. Department of State on the report and on any potential fallout that can affect its citizens if and when the massive deportations for illegal and undocumented immigrants do take place.

The Panuelo administration, through the FSM Embassy in D.C. and the three consulates, would like to encourage all citizens residing in the United States to remain calm and refrain from unacceptable behaviors that can cause undesired consequences such as deportation, and to continue to live as law-abiding citizens in the United States.

Should any citizens have any questions regarding this matter or encounter any issues relating to the issue, please do feel free to contact the Office of the President in Palikir, the FSM Embassy in D.C., or the nearest FSM consulate in Portland, Hawaii, and Guam.



  • COFA citizenss don't fall under Illegal or undocumented migrants.

  • And you think that matters to Herr Drumpf, huh gun smuggler?
  • To repeat, for those who do not read very well:

    In a recent report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “Fiscal Year 2018 Entry/Exit Overstay Report,” the FSM is listed as having a number of overstays.

    So why is the Trump administration listing FSM citizens as "overstayers?"
  • FSM or COFA citizens have no limit on their stay in the US. COFA is law. Legal and the federal and state governments are bound to it.

    No Micronesian from the COFA states have been deported as overstayers. Let the record also show that Obama deported more cofa citizens than any US President in history.

    COFA=Come and go and stay for as long as we want so long as we don't break any laws.

    Stop the fear mongering my 2 race baiters (Sarem & FacrsMatter). Let CNN and the 20 fools who are running from the Democrats party do that.
  • Why is the FSM president worried about Micronesians living in the U.S.?

    Here is why:

    In a recent report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “Fiscal Year 2018 Entry/Exit Overstay Report,” the FSM is listed as having a number of overstays.

    Why is the Trump administration listing FSM citizens as "overstayers?
  • This is easily solved by our ambassadors who are stationed in the US. Not a big deal. There is no such thing as FSM or COFA overstayers. The term does not exists. Just a little misunderstanding. Easily solved by explaining the COFA treaty.

    Overstayers are those who have stayed in the US or its territory beyond the date authorized by their Visa or green card.

    COFA citizens don't need green card or visas. We can stay for as long as we like and come and go as we like. You know this but fear mongering is something you liberals are good at. Not everyone is buying it no more. And Micronesians are not easily fooled now days. Education is the answer to any liberal false mongering.
  • Here we go again! Another informative post about the FSM, not about Trump, from that "libtard" FactsMatter! Outrageous!

    Admin, please don't let him post any more Micronesian topics! No one except diehard Trumpkins like Reaper, Rastaman and Pawnstar should be allowed to start any new topics, and all the topics must be pro-Trump.

    Don't you know this is a Trumpaganda Forum? Just look at the hundreds of pro-Trump new topics posted over the past two years. Just put Trump's name into the forum search feature to see it for yourself. lol
  • Its not about Trump but his name is all over this so called FSM related discussion of yours. They call this sneak dissing. Make it sound like its about FSM but the ultimate reason behind it is Trump.

    If this shitbird can do this so should I. Allow some counter argument discussions.

    Where is the admin?
  • Can we all spell P-A-R-A-N-O-I-A ?
  • Suspend both of them i say. Keep it fair.
  • If anyone should be "suspended," it should be the person who has flooded this MICRONESIA forum with the most U.S. Trump-centered topics for the past two years.

    Mr. Reaper, for example?
  • take away both their privilege to start discussions. Keep it fair.
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