20 Feb 2014

American Samoa assures China on human rights issues

4:33 pm on 20 February 2014

The American Samoa governor Lolo Moliga has given assurances to China's consul general in Los Angeles, Liu Jian, that the human rights of Chinese citizens in American Samoa will be protected.

At a meeting the governor addressed a variety of matters, including recent social issues involving Chinese citizens in American Samoa.

Recently the immigration office has found several Chinese working on farms or in stores were overstayers and some have been sent home.

Earlier this week he launched an amnesty initiative and says this provides the opportunity for all foreigners living in American Samoa without proper immigration documents to register and become legal so they can remain in the territory.