GUESTS: Allen Stayman Director, Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior Juan Babauta Resident Representative to the U.S. from the Northern Mariana Islands Saipan is the largest in a scenic chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean. It's also a U.S. territory, acquired from Japan after World War II. Yet all is not well in paradise. The garment industry, the island's largest employer, is accused of tolerating sweatshop conditions in their factories and violating U.S. labor laws. Now Congress is re-examining how much federal oversight the island needs.



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