Border Patrol Agents Arrest Drug Smuggler Attempting to Circumvent Traffic Checkpoint

Yuma, Arizona - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a male Mexican national - later determined to be in the U.S. illegally - attempting to circumvent the traffic checkpoint on I-8, east of Yuma, Thursday.

U.S. Chamber, INTA Applaud Senate Resolution on Anti-Counterfeiting

Washington, DC - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) and the International Trademark Association (INTA) applauded the recent Senate passage of S. Res. 542, designating July as National Anti-Counterfeiting Consumer Education and Awareness Month. The Resolution recognizes the 70th anniversary of the first federal U.S. trademark law, the Trademark Act of 1946, commonly referred to as the Lanham Act, and was introduced by co-chairs of the Senate Congressional Trademark Caucus, Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles “Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE).

United States and Cuba Continue Migration Talks

Washington, DC - On July 14, the United States and Cuba reconvened for biannual Migration Talks in Havana, Cuba. Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs John Creamer and Director General for the U.S. Division of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs Josefina Vidal led their respective delegations to build upon the dialogue last held in December 2015.

President Barack Obama on the Attack in Nice, France

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded.  

MissionOne: Expanding and Modernizing Services to U.S. Citizens

Washington, DC - The Department of State and our Embassies and Consulates abroad have no greater responsibility than the protection of U.S. citizens overseas. On July 12, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry introduced the Department’s innovations in expanding and modernizing services to U.S. citizens, under the new banner of “MissionOne.”