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USCIS extends benefits for certain CNMI residents

  1. Original Date Announced

    June 30, 2019

    USCIS announces automatic extension of parole and employment authorization for some residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). This will provide relief while the USCIS creates procedures for obtaining CNMI Resident status. [ID #92]

    “Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act” Guidance for Certain Individuals Present in the CNMI
  2. Effective Date

    June 30, 2019
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  4. Biden Administration Action: Approved/Retained

    June 16, 2021

    2021.06.16 USCIS Extends Transitional Parole for CNMI Long-Term Resident Status Applicants

    This Biden administration policy extends the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On June 16, 2021, USCIS announced it would further extend parole and employment authorization, if applicable, for parolees who timely applied for CNMI long-term resident status. For those parolees meeting requirements specified in the announcement, USCIS will automatically extend their parole (and employment authorization, if applicable) without interruption through Dec. 30, 2021, or the date that USCIS makes a final decision on their Form I‑955 and Form I-765, whichever is earlier.

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Current Status

Fully in Effect
June 16, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Humanitarian Citizenship
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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