Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese

Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese founder Melisa Laelan

Arkansas Marshallese community concerned about ongoing treaty renegotiation with U.S.

BY: - September 8, 2023

The compact that allows Arkansas’ Marshallese community to live and work here expires at the end of the month, and a new agreement isn’t likely before the Sept. 30 deadline. And while U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, the Arkansas Republican who chairs the committee overseeing the renegotiation, said there’s no need to panic yet, the uncertainty […]