5 Jan 2010

US GAO to study American Samoa immigration system

6:10 am on 5 January 2010

A four member team from the US General Accountability Office is due in American Samoa next week to study the territory's customs and immigration systems.

The team is to identify potential risks or vulnerabilities for American Samoa and the rest of the US from the existing policies and practices.

Its task will however not be to address the capability and capacity of American Samoa to carry out its customs and immigrations programmes.

The territory currently controls its own customs and immigrations systems.