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H.R.4296: To amend Public Law 94-241 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Gregorio 'Kilili' Camacho Sablan, D-Northern Marina Islands
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced March 25, 2014
Latest Major Action Dec. 22, 2014
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Bill Summary

Amends federal law to extend the federal immigration law transition period for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) through December 31, 2019, including: (1) the annual reduction of nonimmigrant H-visa workers who may be admitted to work in the CNMI, and the exclusion of such workers in Guam and the CNMI from national H-visa limits; (2) the prohibition on asylum claims in the CNMI; and (3) the authority for CNMI-only nonimmigrant investors.

Eliminates the Secretary of Labor's authority to extend such transition period beyond December 31, 2019.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 22, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 529.
Dec. 22, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary discharged.
Dec. 22, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-698, Part I.
May 29, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
May 29, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 29, 2014 Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs Discharged.
April 29, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 23, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
March 28, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
March 25, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
March 25, 2014 Referred to House Natural Resources