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« on: January 25, 2009, 10:52:51 PM »

Governance    American Samoa is the only populated island group under the U.S. flag south of the  equator.  Based on the U.S. model of government and U.S. currency, the territory is  recognized as a safe and stable environment for the potential business partner as well as  the leisure traveler. As an unincorporated and unorganized territory of the United States  of America, not all provisions  of the U.S. Constitution apply  to American Samoa.  Those  born in American Samoa are  not U.S. citizens; rather, they  are U.S. nationals who can  freely enter the United States to  work and reside. American  Samoa also has its own  immigration laws. In contrast  to the U.S. insular area of  Guam, where U.S. immigration  laws apply, entry into  American Samoa by foreigners  does not constitute entry into  the U.S.                                          Legislative Building,, Photo compliments of the National Oceanic and              Atmospheric Administration, Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory  While political stability and ethnic tensions remain a major concern for most Pacific  island nations, American Samoa, with its strong financial and political institutions under  U.S. governance, is positioned to become a stabilizing force in the Pacific economy and  an increasingly popular tourism and cruise destination. 
Source: American Samoa Office of Tourism
Photo: The Fono building, Samoan Legislature

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