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house Bill H.R. 4296

Extending Three Immigration Policies in the Northern Mariana Islands Through 2019

Argument in favor

Improves the economy of the islands by banning political asylum, thereby making sure that tourists can continue to enter the Commonwealth visa-free.

Argument opposed

Leaves some residents of the Northern Mariana Islands in a sort of political limbo, in regard to their immigration status, for another five years.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
      Immigration and Citizenship
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedMarch 25th, 2014

Bill Activity

  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to House Natural Resources
  • referral
    Referred to House Judiciary
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
  • action
    Subcommittee Hearings Held.
  • action
    Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs Discharged.
  • action
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • calendar
    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
  • action
    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-698, Part I.
  • action
    Committee on the Judiciary discharged.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 529.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
      Immigration and Citizenship
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedMarch 25th, 2014

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