USCIS announces NMI worker cap reached again

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Uncertainty for employers and contract workers in the Northern Mariana Islands continues.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced May 27 (in the Mariana Islands) that as of May 25 the cap for contract workers or “CNMI-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1)” visa holders has been reached for fiscal 2018.

In a release, USCIS said, “Although the FY 2018 cap has not been set, it is required by statute to be less than the 12,998 workers set for FY 2017.”

The federal agency also said it would issue further guidance when the fiscal 2018 cap . . .

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