41.0907 Requirement for a host in American Samoa—Penalty.

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(a) Each application for a guest worker permit shall be supported by an affidavit from a host stating his/her ability and willingness to provide housing and lodging facilities for a guest worker during his/her stay in American Samoa, and shall declare whether he provides these accommodations free of charge or for a charge.

(b) A host who provides housing and lodging facilities for a charge shall submit with his/her affidavit a copy of his/her business license and rent agreement with the guest worker, stating, among other things, the term of the agreement, the monthly rental payment, the facilities provided, and other such information the Attorney General by regulation may require.

(c) No person may act as host for more than 5 guest workers at one time.

(d) A host or sponsor shall not require from a guest worker, through use of coercion, duress, force or threat of deportation, a portion of his/her wage earnings over and above the agreed upon rental rate, or reasonable household expenses attributed to the guest worker except as provided in this statute.

(e) Anyone who violates subsections (c) above shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor for the first violation, and a class D felony for every subsequent violation. Anyone who violates subsection (d) above shall be guilty of a class D felony.

(f) Anyone who provides a false affidavit or false information under subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

History: 2007, PL 30-7.