TRANSITION TO THE INA IN THE CNMI
Under Title VII of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008, Pub. L. No. 110-229, §§ 701-18, 122 Stat. 754, 853-69 (May 8, 2008), the Immigration and Nationality Act took effect in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) beginning on November 28, 2009.
On March 29, 2010, Chief Immigration Judge Brian M. O'Leary issued a Memorandum on the Transition to the Immigration and Nationality Act in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This Memorandum contains information on the transition and on issues that may arise in cases involving respondents in the CNMI.