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USCIS Update: USCIS Extends Comment Period for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Transitional Worker Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today the reopening of the comment period on the Transitional Worker Visa Classification interim final rule for 30 days and will consider all comments received during the public comment period (Oct. 27, 2009 – Jan. 8, 2010) in the development of its final transitional worker rule.  Pursuant to a recent order of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, DHS will not implement the transitional worker visa classification provisions until DHS considers comments received on the interim rule, makes any necessary revisions resulting from those comments, and issues a final rule.

The interim final rule will continue to be available for public comment at To find this rule on search under the docket number USCIS-2008-0038.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 12/11/2009