Marianas Call For Alien Registry
PRIVACY—MARIANASJanuary 6, 2010
The Fitial Administration of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) has called for a mandatory national registry for any aliens who remain in the islands for more than 90 days, reports the Saipan Tribune. The registry has been proposed in response to a change in U.S. law that places CNMI immigration under the direct control of the U.S. federal government and was drafted in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Registration would likely include biometric data, such as fingerprints, photographs and other personal information. The public comment period for the policy ends on January 8.