02 May 2018
(U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) — On April 15, 2018, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to select enough petitions to meet the fiscal year 2019 cap of 4,999 for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands-Only Transitional Worker or CW-1 program.
USCIS announced on April 11 that it had received CW-1 petitions for more than the number of visas available for FY 2019 and that it would conduct a lottery for petitions received between April 2 and April 13.The agency has completed data entry for all FY 2019 CW-1 cap-subject petitions selected in the lottery and has returned all petitions that were not selected in the lottery.
If you submitted a CW-1 cap-subject petition between April 2 and April 13 and have not received a receipt notice or a returned petition by May 16, you may contact USCIS for assistance: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/contact-us
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/104159-uscis-completes-cw-1-cap-lottery-for-fy-2019-returns-unselected-petitions