41.0406 Rights-Adopted children.

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(a) Children legally adopted by American Samoans shall have the same rights as American Samoans under the immigration laws, provided:

(1) the child was lawfully admitted and is residing in American Samoa with his adopted parent or parents; and

(2) the child is 12 years of age or younger at the time of adoption and has been living with its adopted parents for 5 years.

(b) Any other adopted persons must apply to the Board for permission to remain.

History: 1984, PL 18-52 § 2.