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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This past week, the Immigration Office still had not located overstayer Kalava Sefo, for which a bench warrant was issued after he failed to appear in District Court for a pretrial conference earlier this month. Sefo, 31, is charged with assault and public peace...
Rep. Kitara Vaiau
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Rep. Kitara Vaiau is calling for the American Samoa Immigration Office to put in place a program called ‘suspense file’ to prevent the number of overstayers in the territory from growing every year. The Saole faipule who worked for the American Samoa Immigration Office...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the comments made by some senators, as well as an ASG official, during a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration is that it’s “our own” people — the American Samoans who are sponsors — that have caused the influx of foreigners (especially from...
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The question of whether federal immigration should take control of local borders has resurfaced again, and this time it was during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, where there were concerns raised by senators over the high influx of foreigners — many from...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The pretrial conference for a man who appeared in District Court last Thursday morning was continued. The court has been informed that Siliga Tulituli is an overstayer who has been in custody at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in Tafuna for 167 days — since...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Labor (USDOL) has issued a ruling in the matter between Filipino overstayer Joselyn M. Intila and her former sponsor/employer Rep. Vui Florence Saulo, owner of FSA Land Development which operates Siniva & Armelia's Sewing Shop where Intila was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The investigation that was conducted by the local Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a case involving a Filipino woman, Joselyn M. Intila, who refused to leave the territory and her former sponsor and employer, Rep. Vui Florence Saulo, the owner of FSA Land...
Dear Editor, In American Samoa, the common practice of a sponsor or employer believing, they own their sponsored person/ employee and is their property is becoming more visible. What is more frightening is when a person has the power to influence the formidable Immigration Board to break the law in...
INTERNATIONAL ARRIVAL GATE AT AIRORT
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand Immigration has today published results of its Samoan quota ballot, following a record number of registrations. Those whose numbers have been picked are now eligible to go through the process of applying for residency. But one of the ongoing challenges for many...
children at the Weill public school in San Francisco recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Some of them are evacuees of Japanese ancestry who will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration of World War II.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it’s not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so . Throughout American history, during...

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