Kilili statement on CW cap delay


WASHINGTON, D.C—Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) issued the following statement yesterday on the Department of Homeland Security’s delay in announcing the CW, foreign worker permit, cap for fiscal year 2018.

“My position is that the 2018 cap should go down by one—just one—to 12,997.

“That would be the safest decision for the Northern Marianas economy right now.

“I will not speculate on why the Trump administration has not yet made a decision on the fiscal year 2018 CW cap.

“But I do know that the delay is harmful to our businesses and to workers, who are waiting for the decision and to find out whether they will get the 2018 CW permits they have applied for.” (PR)

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