When an immigration officer at the port of entry has reasonable grounds for believing that it would facilitate the inspection of persons arriving in American Samoa, if they were temporarily removed, he/she shall notify the captain, master or agent of the arriving vessel or aircraft of his/her intention to effect their removal for examination. Such notice shall indicate the names of the persons to be removed, the place to which they shall be removed, and the reasons therefor. If the captain, master or agent desires to assume responsibility during removal and detention, he/she shall so request the immigration officer at the port of entry 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.