President Johnson Toribiong announced during this morning's press conference that he will soon be issuing an executive order to put a cap on the number of foreign laborers coming to Palau. He said the growing population of the foreign workers is a secutiry threat to the people and the country. He drew comparison with CNMI in which the number of foreign workers are now twice as much as the local population and the economy becoming too dependent on them.
A quota of 6,000 foreign workers was the number mentioned by the president.
In addition, the president mentioned that he will also be issuing another executive order halting importation of Bangladeshi workers. The reason, he says is because we have no established diplomatic relation with Bangladesh.
Minister Fritz reported that for the "recorded 6,000 foreign workers only 3,000 reportedly pay their taxes."