41.0911 Authority of the Governor to implement moratorium.

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The Governor of American Samoa is granted the authority to place a moratorium on the issuance of guest worker permits upon his/her determination that any of the following has occurred:

(a) There are sufficient willing individuals in American Samoa to fill the vacancies certified by sponsor;

(b) That the influx of guest workers has placed an unbearable strain on the resources, utilities, infrastructure or basic services of American Samoa;

(c) That the guest worker permits have been abused and misused, leading to undesired negative results; or

(d) That the further issuance of said permits will not be in the best interest of American Samoa.

History: 2007, PL 30-7.