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Associate Justice Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The process by the Samoa Government of not accepting its citizens back home in Samoa despite a court order for deportation being issued due to their being overstayers in the territory and their travel documents have expired — did not sit well with the High Court....
Police and former inmates
Surrounded by DPS Police Officers were the four of the seven inmates that departed for Samoa last Thursday via Lady Naomi after serving their detention at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). [photo: AF]
Rep. Avagafono Vaimaga Maiava
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The House of Representatives is working closely with the Administration to set up a repatriation flight to allow inmates from Samoa who have completed their jail sentences to return back home pursuant to court orders. A hearing is scheduled this morning at 8:30 a.m...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court emphasized during the sentencing of two men from Samoa convicted of drug charges that sponsors need to understand and fulfill their responsibilities under immigration laws. The court said failure on the sponsor’s part — of not renewing the alien’s immigration...
Associate Justice Fiti A. Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “I don’t care what the Samoa Government says about their citizens being overstayers here in the territory. Just send them back to Samoa.” These were the words of Associate Justice Fiti Sunia during the sentencing of a man from Samoa, convicted of assaulting a high school...
Photo of MMR vaccine and needle
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga will be extending for 30-days the “short amnesty” program for overstayers in American Samoa to correct their immigration status, under a proposed amendment to his Dec. 8th emergency declaration due to measles. This is according to the Governor’s...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — GGov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has voiced concerns with overstayers who have not gotten their MMR shots, and has indicated the administration’s willingness to extend the deadline of the “short amnesty” for these illegal immigrants to get vaccinated, as the government moves...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During the sentencing of a man from Samoa convicted of violating local drug laws, the court said the only option in cases like this, is to send the culprits back to their countries, to save local resources. Mataese Aleki, a citizen of Samoa, was in custody for over 12...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Provisions of the Dec. 8th declaration state that all foreigners “present in the territory as of today that are without lawful status and considered an ‘overstayer’, will qualify to apply for amnesty upon receiving a vaccination and presenting confirmation” of the...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia emphasized during the sentencing of two men from Samoa convicted of drug charges, that sponsors need to understand and fulfill their responsibilities under immigration laws. Sunia said failure on the sponsor’s part — of not renewing the alien...

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