41.0509 Detention for examination to determine mental or physical defects detention.

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When an immigration officer has reasonable grounds for believing the person arriving in American Samoa should be detained for reasons specified in 41.0615(1), (2), (3), (5), (6), or (18) of the Act, he/she shall after consultation with the public health officers of American Samoa at the port of entry , notify the captain, master or agent of the arriving vessel or aircraft of the intention to effect such detention on board the arriving vessel, another vessel of the same transportation line, at the airport of arrival, or any other suitable place of detention. Such notice shall indicate tile name of the persons to be detained, the place of detention and reasons therefor. If the master or agent desires to assume responsibility during removal and detention, he/she shall so request the immigration officer, and if granted, shall execute an agreement to assume such responsibility. Following determination of admissibility. the immigration officer will ascertain the assessable detention expenses and bill or reimburse the captain, master or agent.

History: Rule 3-86, eff 7 Dec 86.