H.R. 339: Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act

H.R. 339 makes certain changes to the foreign worker permitting process for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a U.S. territory. Under current law, CNMI is undergoing a “transition period” in implementing U.S. immigration law in the territory. Foreign workers can currently apply to be treated as “nonimmigrants” for work purposes. The bill would limit work permits issued ... Continue reading »
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Jan 5, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 30, 2017

This bill passed in the House on January 30, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Gregorio Sablan

Delegate for the Northern Mariana Islands



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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2017
Length: 3 pages


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Jan 5, 2017

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Jan 30, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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Apr 27, 2017
Considered by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

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