NMI business community reacts to CW-1 phase-out


Journal Staff

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the number of visas it will grant for the last three fiscal years of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) program in a Nov. 22 release. Congress mandated that USCIS eliminate the CW-1 program by fiscal year 2020. Starting from a cap of 9,998 workers for fiscal 2018, the number of workers allowed under the cap will be reduced by 50% each fiscal year until Dec. 31, 2019, at which point the program will end. The prospect of . . .

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