Dismay in all quarters at NMI contract worker numbers

Dismay in all quarters at NMI contract worker numbers

BY MAUREEN N. MARATITA

Journal Staff

 

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on Nov. 22 the final numbers for the contract worker visas that will be given for the Northern Mariana Islands Transitional Worker or Contract Worker Program. 

The numbers of workers who can be employed in the following years are:

Fiscal 2018 — 9,998

Fiscal 2019 — 4,999

Fiscal 2020 — 2,499 (Until Dec. 31, 2019)        

The announcement of a fiscal 2018 cap on CWs in the NMI happened after months of delay. It was . . .

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