If ever the proposed increase in the numerical limit of the CNMI-Only Transition Worker Nonimmigrant Visa or CW1 program becomes a law, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres believes it would more than make up for the shortage of U.S. qualified workers...
A bill that increases the numerical cap of the CNMI-Only Transition Worker Nonimmigrant Visa program has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and now goes to the Senate for another round of deliberation, with the hope to have President Barack Obama sign it into law before his term ends on Jan. 20 next year.
Rota students ornament Marianas tree • Bill increases FY2017 CW cap • Conservationists deliver sanctuary petition • Defense bill addresses buildup issues • NMI economy grew at 3.5% in 2015
Tuesday, I introduced H.R. 6401, the Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act, to increase the number of CW permits for FY 2017 to 15,000, the same level as FY 2013.
Earlier today, the House overwhelmingly passed the Conference Report to Accompany S. 2943 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, keeping the Northern Mariana Islands-related provisions approved by the House in May:
The Northern Mariana Islands economy grew at the rate of 3.5 percent in 2015.
The Marianas economy grew at the rate of 3.5 percent in 2015, reflecting increased private sector construction and investment activity, government spending, and tourism. Congressman Sablan expressed optimism about the economy: “This is our fourth year of increased economic activity; and I look forward to continuing the federal spending and immigration policies that are major contributors to this growth.”
Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) came bearing bananas, apples, and assorted fruits to the Office on Aging yesterday as part of his annual donation to the islands’ man’amko—his eighth year in a row.
Thanksgiving with our man'amko • Senate Committee passes post office naming bill • PSS Education Day
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs passed H.R. 5889, my bill to rename the Chalan Kanoa Post Office in honor of Segundo T. Sablan and for our CNMI Fallen Military Heroes, during a markup held last week.