Washington, DC - This morning, the Vice President spoke with His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.  

West Lafayette, Indiana - New research aims to help reverse decades of failed efforts to increase the percentage of women in engineering in the United States by studying nations where the disparity is not as severe: Jordan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.

Washington, DC - "On August 18, the Department of Justice announced that the Bureau of Prisons will reduce and ultimately end its use of private prisons. On Friday, I directed our Homeland Security Advisory Council, chaired by Judge William Webster, to evaluate whether the immigration detention operations conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement should move in the same direction.

Washington, DC - Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Sarah Fox will travel to Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador September 6-13.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 101 individuals during an operation that concluded August 26, targeting criminal aliens and other agency enforcement priorities primarily in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.