I haven't had the chance to read the bill carefully, but I will. Please educate yourself and read this bill.
I did take a quick glance at the bill, though. Skip on over to line 23 on page 13. It reads:
"(h) ONE TIME NONIMMIGRANT PROVISION FOR CERTAIN LONG TERM EMPLOYEES.-"It looks like any eligible alien, along with their spouses and children, who have "continually resided, except for brief absences, in the Commonwealth for at least the five years prior to enactment of this Northern Mariana Islands Covenant Implementation Act" will be able to apply for a five year nonimmigrant visa. The alien just has to pass a criminal background and a medical test. The visa will be renewable every five years.
The alien will have one year from the implentation of the act to apply for the visa. After that, the window to get the visa closes.
With the nonimmigrant visa, workers will be able to travel to and work in any of the states and territories. They can stay here and work until the minimum wage reaches the federal level in eight years, go to Guam to assist in the military buildup, or go to California and get a job at Disneyland.
Now, I'm no lawyer, but that is my read on the bill. I suggest you read it for yourself. Click HERE to read the bill.