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USCIS extends benefits for certain CNMI residents

  1. 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]

    See Biden administration action below.

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    June 30, 2019
  3. Subsequent Action

    December 30, 2020

    USICS announces it will automatically extend parole and employment authorization, if applicable, for parolees who timely applied for CNMI long-term resident status, and whose applications remain pending on 12/31/20 through 6/30/21, or the date USCIS makes a final decision on parolee’s application.

    USCIS Extends Transitional Parole for CNMI Long-Term Resident Status Applicants
  4. Biden Administration Action

    June 16, 2021

    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.

    2021.06.16 USCIS Extends Transitional Parole for CNMI Long-Term Resident Status Applicants
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Humanitarian Citizenship
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Prior Policies

Subsequent Action

Biden Administration Action

  1. Associated or Derivative Policies

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