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AMNESTY REGISTRATION PROGRAM KICKS OFF ON EAST SIDE

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[photo: AF]

Immigration Office staffers (left) as they register undocumented immigrants at the Amouli site yesterday morning, while others wait their turn for the registration process under the government’s current Immigration Amnesty Program.
 
The Immigration Amnesty registration kicked off just after 8a.m. yesterday at two church halls in the Eastern District, in Fagaitua and Amouli villages, and by 9a.m. yesterday, when Samoa News visited both sites, they were already crowded.  A total of 22 undocumented immigrants were already registered at Fagaitua and 20 at Amouli, with more people waiting their turn to be registered. 
 
Many of the  immigrants showed up with their sponsors, a requirement for the amnesty program, once the person is declared qualified.
 
Registration runs through Mar. 14th with the Manu’a District the final registration place. (See yesterday’s front page story for more details and today’s advertisement in Samoa News on details of the registration sites and dates.



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