Policy Memorandum: Waivers of Inadmissibility and Grants of Status for Certain Aliens Seeking Nonimmigrant Status in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI); Addition to the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 36.4 (AFM Update AD 11-12) [open pdf - 61KB]
"This Policy Memorandum (PM) provides guidance on grants of status for certain aliens seeking nonimmigrant status in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). This PM is effective immediately. […] The Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA) amended the 1976 Covenant between the CNMI and the United States to extend, subject to some limitations, the immigration laws of the United States to the CNMI beginning on November 28, 2009 ('transition date'). Under the CNRA, the definition of the United States in section 101(a)(38) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) now includes the CNM"
Policy Memorandum: PM-602-0012
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: http://www.uscis.gov/