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Passed House without amendment (01/30/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act

This bill: (1) requires the Department of Homeland Security to increase the supplemental education fee charged to a prospective employer for each CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)-Only Transitional Worker who is issued a permit during the transition period to U.S. immigration law, (2) allows such a permit for construction occupations to be issued only to extend a permit first issued before October 1, 2015, and (3) caps the number of permits issued for such nonimmigrant workers for FY2017 at 15,000.