Politics

DHS and DOJ Announce “Recent Arrivals” Docket Process for More Efficient Immigration Hearings

DHS and DOJ Announce “Recent Arrivals” Docket Process for More Efficient Immigration Hearings

DHS and DOJ Announce “Recent Arrivals” Docket Process for More Efficient Immigration Hearings Release Date: May 16, 2024 Justice Department Finalizes Rule to Allow for More Efficient Immigration Judge Dockets WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced a new Recent Arrivals (RA) Docket process to more expeditiously resolve immigration cases of certain noncitizen single adults who attempt to cross irregularly between ports of entry at the Southwest border. This effort will allow DHS and DOJ to more swiftly impose consequences, including removal, on those without a legal basis to remain…
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Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine today to discuss U.S. support for Ukraine in its efforts to defend against Russian aggression. The leaders discussed the state of the war and Ukraine’s urgent assistance needs. The President announced a new package of security assistance for Ukraine, which is valued at $225 million and includes air defense interceptors, artillery ammunition, and other critical capabilities. This is the sixth security assistance package announced by the United States since President Biden signed the national security supplemental, demonstrating the rapid pace of U.S. assistance for Ukraine. The leaders discussed the upcoming Peace…
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Under Secretary Fernandez’s Travel to New Mexico

Under Secretary Fernandez’s Travel to New Mexico

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez will travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 31, to participate in the United States-Spain Forum XXVII,  where he will join a panel for Session III, “The Clean Energy Technology Transition: Mitigating the Impact of Climate Change and Drought on Trade, the Economy, and People.” During forum discussions, Under Secretary Fernandez will underscore U.S. commitment to avoiding the worst potential impacts of climate change while promoting economic growth, through advancing international policies and partnerships on energy, agriculture, the ocean, the environment, and science and technology. He will also discuss ways the Department is working with…
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Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

Statement from President Joe Biden on the May Jobs Report

The great American comeback continues, but we still have to make more progress. On my watch, 15.6 million more Americans have the dignity and respect that comes with a job. Unemployment has been at or below 4% for 30 months—the longest stretch in 50 years. And a record high share of working-age women have jobs. I will keep fighting to lower costs for families like the ones I grew up with in Scranton. I’m fighting corporate greed by calling on corporations with record profits to lower prices—as Target and Walmart have for grocery prices. I’m fighting to make rent more affordable…
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Special Representative McAuliffe to Travel to India for WiSci South Asia Camp

Special Representative McAuliffe to Travel to India for WiSci South Asia Camp

From June 7-8, Special Representative for Global Partnerships Dorothy McAuliffe will travel to Kochi, India to meet participants and deliver closing remarks at the WiSci (Women in Science) South Asia STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and mathematics) Camp. From June 1-9, this all-girls immersive camp will bring together nearly 100 secondary school girls from India, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and the United States to offer skills-building, mentorship, and experiential learning opportunities in various STEAM fields. Interactive curriculum and workshops are developed and led by industry experts from the U.S. private sector. WiSci camps advance the U.S. Department…
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Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

Excerpts from President Joe Biden Speech on 80th Anniversary of D-Day at Pointe du Hoc

“When we talk about democracy  – American democracy – we often talk big ideas like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. What we don’t talk about enough is how hard it is.” “American democracy asks the hardest of things: to believe that we’re a part of something bigger than ourselves. So democracy begins with each of us.” — “I’ve long said that history has shown that ordinary Americans can do the most extraordinary things. And there’s no better example of that in the entire world than right here at Pointe du Hoc. Rangers from farms, from cities, from every part of America.” — As we gather here today, it’s not just to honor those who showed such remarkable bravery that day June 6, 1944. It’s to listen to…
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United States Welcomes Slovakia’s Signing of the Artemis Accords

United States Welcomes Slovakia’s Signing of the Artemis Accords

Slovakia became the 42nd signatory to the Artemis Accords today at a ceremony at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The Artemis Accords were established in 2020 by the United States and seven other countries to set out a practical set of principles to guide civil space exploration and use. Minister of Education, Research, Development and Youth Tomáš Drucker signed the Accords for Slovakia in the presence of State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary Sonata Coulter, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Slovak Ambassador to the United States Radovan Javorcik. As friends, partners, and allies, the United States and Slovakia have built a lasting…
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DHS and DOJ Announce “Recent Arrivals” Docket Process for More Efficient Immigration Hearings

Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on the Recognition of DHS Advancement on Partnership for Public Service List of “Best Places to Work”

Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on the Recognition of DHS Advancement on Partnership for Public Service List of “Best Places to Work” Release Date: May 20, 2024 WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas issued the following statement regarding the Partnership for Public Service’s recognition of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the most improved large agency in its 2023 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government: “The workforce of the Department of Homeland Security is the best in the world. Our people execute an extraordinarily expansive, diverse, and challenging set of missions. We have a…
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Maduro’s Decision to Withdraw Invitation to European Union Election Observers

Maduro’s Decision to Withdraw Invitation to European Union Election Observers

The United States is deeply concerned by the decision by Nicolas Maduro and his representatives to withdraw an invitation to European Union election observers. This action runs counter to the commitments made in Barbados in October 2023 to support the integrity of the electoral process. Maduro and his representatives should immediately reverse this decision and allow credible international election observation that will build trust in the electoral process. We will continue to work with the international community to support the aspirations of the Venezuelan people for a more democratic, stable, and prosperous Venezuela. Official news published at https://www.state.gov/maduros-decision-to-withdraw-invitation-to-european-union-election-observers/
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