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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 28-year-old man who entered American Samoa on a 30-day permit 8 years ago appeared in District Court last week for his initial appearance. According to the court affidavit, Malae Sola came to American Samoa on Oct. 30, 2010 and continued to stay in the territory...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa who was arrested by police on the allegation that he broke inside a home in Vaitogi and stole several items was ordered by the court to be released from police custody, and transferred to custody of the Immigration Office, after the government wished not...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case of a Tongan national who was supposed to leave American Samoa after her sponsor terminated her sponsorship in 2016 has surfaced, after reports circulated that the woman is employed by a local store/ restaurant in Nu’uuli, despite the fact that her Immigration ID...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An over-stayer who entered American Samoa in 2015 to work as a crewmember on a fishing boat appeared in High Court yesterday for sentencing, after he was convicted of stealing items from a store in Faleniu, where he used to work last year. During sentencing yesterday...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse did not rest last week until the issue was resolved regarding the two separate reports the court had received from the local Immigration Office pertaining to an overstayer who apparently had two different sponsors — and whose name was spelled...
Merlin Gerin Lloren and her son in a 2017 photo. [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Immigration officer Siliva Patu can't recall whether he received any bond money from the family of the 7-month pregnant Filipino national who was forced to leave American Samoa last month. Patu kept changing his statement Samoa News asked him about the $2,200 the family...
Merlin Gerin Lloren and her son in a 2017 photo.  [Courtesy photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Filipino immigrant who was allegedly forced-deported with her 5-year-old son last month has responded to the many allegations made against her by the Chief Immigration Officer (CIO), Peseta Dennis Fuimaono and his staff. One of her claims is that she was 7-months...