WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Ralph D.LG. Torres petitioned U.S. Congress to extend the timeline and raise the cap on Commonwealth-only visas at an oversight hearing on the economic impacts from the CW worker program in the Northern Mariana Islands on Sept. 13 in Washington. The Department of Homeland Security capped the number of CW visa workers at 12,999 with the goal to completely phase out the program by 2014, which was extended to 2019. Torres said the ideal timeline to decrease the number of foreign workers is 10 years and the cap of CW workers should . . .
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