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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AB77 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Application of Immigration Regulations to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 
Abstract:

This final rule amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) regulations to comply with the CNRA. The CNRA extends the immigration laws of the United States to the CNMI. This rule finalizes the interim rule and implements conforming amendments to their respective regulations.

 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 212.4(k)(1) and (2)    8 CFR 214.16(a), (b), (c) and (d)    8 CFR 245.1(d)(1)(v) and (vi)    8 CFR 274a.12(b)(24)    8 CFR 1245.1(d)(1)(v), (vi), and (vii)    8 CFR 2     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-229    8 U.S.C. 1101 and note    8 U.S.C. 1102    8 U.S.C. 1103    8 U.S.C. 1182 and note    8 U.S.C. 1184    8 U.S.C. 1187    8 U.S.C. 1223    8 U.S.C. 1225    8 U.S.C. 1226    8 U.S.C. 1227    8 U.S.C. 1255    8 U.S.C. 1185 note    8 U.S.C. 48    U.S.C. 1806    8 U.S.C. 1186a    8 U.S.C. 1187    8 U.S.C. 1221    8 U.S.C. 1281    8 U.S.C. 1282    8 U.S.C. 1301 to 1305 and 1372    Pub. L. 104-208    Pub. L. 106-386    Compacts of Free Association with the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and with the Government of Palau, sec. 141    48 U.S.C. 1901 note and 1931 note    Pub. L. 105-100    Pub. L. 105-277    8 U.S.C. 1324a   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Consolidated Natural Resources Act (CNRA) of 2008  11/28/2009 

Overall Description of Deadline: Public Law 110-229, the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA), was enacted on May 8, 2008. Title VII of this statute extended the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  10/28/2009  74 FR 55725   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  11/27/2009    
Correction  12/22/2009  74 FR 67969   
Final Action  To Be Determined 
Additional Information: CIS 2460-08
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1615-AB76, Related to 1615-AB75 
Agency Contact:
Brian Hunt
Acting Chief, Business and Foreign Workers Division, Office of Policy and Strategy
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 1200,
Washington, DC 20529-2200
Phone:202 272-8377
Fax:202 272-1480
Email: brian.j.hunt@uscis.dhs.gov