United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security ...
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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Palau

We commend Palau for the steps taken to deter acts of domestic violence and protect survivors, including passing the Palau Family Protection Act in 2012, conducting public education efforts to combat abuse against children and women, extending the minimum wage to foreign workers, and allowing potential trafficking victims to break abusive contracts while pursuing legal ...
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Senior State Department Officials Previewing Secretary Kerry’s Trip to Davos

Special Briefing Senior State Department Officials Washington, DC January 20, 2016  MODERATOR: Hi, you guys. Thank you for coming. Apologies – well, actually, we’re almost on time for Matt. We will start this backgrounder. As you guys know, we will be posting this. This is a background to senior State Department officials. Each of our speakers ...
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Reports of Mass Graves and Serious Human Rights Abuses in Burundi

The United States is deeply alarmed by reports, including those from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, of serious human rights violations and abuses in Burundi, including eyewitness reports of mass graves, a sharp increase in alleged enforced disappearances and torture, and reports of sexual ...
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Secretary Kerry: Remarks on Implementation Day

Remarks on Implementation Day   Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Vienna, Austria January 16, 2016   SECRETARY KERRY: Good evening, everybody. Thank you very much for your patience. And I apologize for the fact that I can’t stay to take questions, which I would like to do. But we are operating under some very ...
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