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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...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Whenever the court releases an individual to the custody of Immigration, that means immigration has the responsibility to make sure those individuals are not hard to find. Now, the defendant is no longer under your custody and he’s also not present in court today, so,...
DEVELOPING LITERACY RATE: The Rotary Club of Apia donated 600 reading books for the Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust of Samoa to assist in their literacy program. [Samoa Observer]
Apia, SAMOA — The Rotary Club of Apia has come to the assistance of the Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust (S.R.C.T.) in their request for educational material to complement their weekly literacy programmes targeting young offenders, and at risk group who needs special attention to prevent becoming...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite the effort by the Lolo & Lemanu Administration under the 2014 Amnesty Program that gave overstayers the chance to register and become legal immigrants, the problem continues because the Immigration Office is not doing its job in enforcing the law, according...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The issue about the forced deportation of a 7-month pregnant Filipino immigrant and her 5-year-old son last month is not true, according to Chief Immigration Officer (CIO), Peseta Dennis Fuimaono during an interview with Samoa News at his office yesterday morning. “The...