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Introduction
I.  Background
    A.  The Road to U.S. Territory
        1.  History
        2.  Political Status
    B.  Present-day CNMI
        1.  The Garment Industry
        2.  The Nonresident Alien Population
I.  Congressional Proposals for Reform
    A.  Generally
    B.  S. 1275 and S. 1052: The Proposed Northern Mariana Islands Covenant Implementation Acts
        1.  The Proposals
        2.  Arguments for Stronger Federal Control
              a.  Immigration
              b.  Labor Laws and Minimum Wage
        3.  Arguments for Local Control
              a.  Immigration
              b.  Labor Laws and Minimum Wage
III.  Looking for Solutions
    A.  Special Industry Committees to Determine Minimum Wage
    B.  More Effective Control of Immigration
        1.  Improving Conditions for Workers
        2.  Meeting the CNMI’s Unique Needs
Conclusion