28 Mar 2013

American Samoa Governor wants funding to improve immigration services

4:16 pm on 28 March 2013

The American Samoa Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga is requesting the Fono approve funds for immigration related expenses which includes money to develop the proposed immigration Amnesty programme.

The governor says his administration wants 250,000 US dollars for a new tracking computer system in the Immigration Office.

He says this new computer would be integrated with Homeland Security for effective tracking of persons entering and leaving the territory.

Lolo has also sought Fono approval for additional money to address what he calls outstanding immigrations issues.

He is seeking 100,000 dollars to pay the investigative costs of audits of the Immigration Bond Fund and other Immigration Office expenses.

In addition, 250,000 dollars is needed to fund the study, analysis and development of an amnesty programme.