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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...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three overstayers — all young men who came into American Samoa on 30-day permits — appeared in District Court on allegations of disturbing the public peace by engaging in fights and making unreasonable noises while they were under the influence of alcohol. Moreover, two...
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...
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Pago Pago, American Samoa — An over-stayer who is serving a 28-month jail term at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) was in High Court last week for a probation review hearing. Loimata Mika, 28, entered American Samoa on a 7-day visitor's permit in 2016. He was in the territory illegally...
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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...
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 — “Not paying your hospital bills is not an excuse for not renewing your Immigration ID. When your ID expires, you become an illegal immigrant here in the territory. If you become an illegal immigrant then you can’t work; and if you can’t work, you don’t get paid and you...