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USCIS uses lottery to allocate FY19 CW-1 visas for Northern Mariana Islands

  1. Original Date Announced

    May 2, 2018

    USCIS used a computer-generated random-selection process to select petitions for FY 2019 cap of 4,999 for the CW-1 program for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. CW-1 petitions exceeded the number of visas available for FY 2019 so lottery was used to apportion visas. [ID #509]

    USCIS News Alert: USCIS Completes CW-1 Cap Lottery for Fiscal Year 2019 and Returns All Unselected Petitions
  2. Effective Date

    May 2, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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