The U.S House of Representatives just passed H.R. 560, or the Northern Marianas Islands Residents Relief Act.
Introduced by Delegate Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, H.R. 560 proposes to provide permanent resident status to long-term foreign workers in the CNMI, or CW workers.
Sablan introduced H.R. 560 on Jan. 15, 2019. It seeks to provide an improved immigration status to individuals who have lived in the CNMI since Nov. 28, 2009; is not a citizen of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, nor the Republic of Palau; among a few requirements to be eligible for the status in the legislation.
If passed, over 2,875 long-term CW workers and 56 foreign investors will be provided improved status in the CNMI.
More to follow.