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USCIS publishes interim final rule implementing the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act

  1. Original Date Announced

    May 14, 2020

    USCIS publishes IFR requiring employers of CW-1 nonimmigrants (CNMI-Only Transitional Workers) to enroll in E-Verify; file a semiannual report to verify the continuing employment and payment of CW-1 workers; and follow minimum wage requirements, among other changes. The IFR was signed by Chad Mizelle, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the General Counsel, on behalf of Acting Secretary Wolf.

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    USCIS Publishes Interim Final Rule Implementing the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018 Federal Register Interim Final Rule: Implementation of the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018
  2. Effective Date

    June 18, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Rule
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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