Bill introduced to increase 2017 NMI CW cap

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Rule 6401, or the Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act, was introduced on Dec. 2 by Gregorio C. “Kilili” Sablan to increase the number of CW permits for fiscal 2017 to 15,000, according to a release from his office. The bill provides short-term relief to employers unable to apply for CW permits, as applications closed abruptly in October.

The enactment of the bill will allow time to pursue long-term solutions next year. H.R. 6401 is supported by Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres, the Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands and . . .

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