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    Remarks by President Obama on Immigration

    President Obama: "Most of these immigrants have been here a long time. They work hard, often in tough, low-paying jobs. They support their families. They worship at our churches. Many of their kids are American-born or spent most of their lives here."

  • Ambassador Brewster and Minister of Higher Education, Ligia Amada Melo de Cardona

    Embassy and MESCYT Sign MOU for Fulbright Program

    The Embassy and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCYT) signed an agreement to continue to support the Fulbright-MESCyT Scholarship Program 2015-2017.

  • Participants in the forum

    Ambassador Leads Forum on Entrepreneurship

    Amb. Brewster and Mr. Satawake held a roundtable discussion with entrepreneurs, financiers, and Dominican government leaders to discuss the importance of entrepreneurism in the D.R. and its role as a vehicle for economic growth.

  • Ambassador Brewster at  the inauguration of the Visa Application Center, accompanied by Consul General Sylvia Johnson and the Vice Minister for Consular Affairs, Dr. Nelly Perez Duverge

    Ambassador Inaugurates Visa Application Center

    Ambassador Brewster, formally inaugurated the Visa Application Center, located inside the Galeria 360 Mall on Avenida John F. Kennedy in Santo Domingo.

  • Photo of Ambassador Brewster and Dominican Republic Attorney General, Francisco Domínguez Brito.

    Ambassador Meets with Attorney General

    Ambassador Brewster visited the Attorney General of the Dominican Republic, Francisco Dominguez Brito to discuss continued cooperation and collaboration between the two governments.

  • On November 4, Americans elect 435 U.S. representatives, 36 senators, 36 state governors, and thousands of state and local officials. (AP Images)

    United States celebrates midterm elections

    American election observers go to other countries to help ensure a free and fair vote that follows local election laws. But what happens at U.S. elections?

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  • Fact Sheet: The U.S. Government’s Response to Ebola at Home and Abroad

    At the President’s direction, the U.S. Government is coordinating and operationalizing a comprehensive strategy to respond to the threat of Ebola here at home, enhance our broader domestic preparedness, and contain the epidemic in West Africa. 

  • Remarks on the U.S. Response to Ebola for Members of the Diplomatic Corps

    Secretary Kerry: "So let’s make sure that those healthcare workers aren’t hanging out there by themselves. Let’s make sure that we’re pulling together the resources, the equipment, the commitment, the cash to support their efforts. And let’s make sure that their courage is motivating us every step of the way. For these men and women to succeed, they need nothing less than our full commitment, which is why we’ve asked you to come forward here today. This is a matter of real people, real lives, in countries that were beginning to take off, countries that were beginning to see the future and feel it, and suddenly they’ve been hit by this. This engages all of us, and it is a real test of global citizenship. So today in this room, we have a unique opportunity to try to come together to make important contributions." 

  • Condolences on loss of Oscar de la Renta

    The Dominican Republic and the United States share the loss of Oscar de la Renta who exemplified the bond and friendship between our two countries, the world will greatly miss him. Oscar was an extraordinary designer, humanitarian and true visionary. Oscar will live in the hearts and souls of his friends and family forevermore and we express our most sincere condolences and pray for his family that may they find comfort in the arms of each other as they grieve in this most difficult time. 

  • Remarks by the President After Meeting on the Government's Response to Ebola

    So bottom line in terms of the public: I want people to understand that the dangers of you contracting Ebola, the dangers of a serious outbreak are extraordinarily low. But we are taking this very seriously at the highest levels of government. And we are going to be able to manage this particular situation, but we have to look towards the future. And if we are not responding internationally in an effective way, and if we do not set up the kind of preparedness and training in our public health infrastructure here in the United States, not just for this outbreak, but for future outbreaks, then we could have problems. 

  • Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Newly Elected Members of the Security Council, October 16, 2014

    The UN Charter makes clear that candidates for membership on the Security Council should be contributors to the maintenance of international peace and security and support the other purposes of the UN, including promoting universal respect for human rights. Regional groups have a responsibility to put forward candidates that satisfy these criteria and fully support the principles of the UN Charter. This year, Venezuela ran unopposed for the 2015-2016 Latin American seat. 

  • Latin America LGBT movement faces challenges

    A senior State Department official told the Washington Blade during a Sept. 26 interview that overcoming machismo remains among the most difficult challenges facing LGBT rights advocates in Latin America. 

  • Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

    Ambassador Power: "I am very pleased that the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution today to combat discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. This is only the second time in its history the Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on LGBT rights, and the first time it has done so with a majority of its members. This resolution mandates a much-needed UN report that will investigate and bring to the world’s attention the violence and discrimination faced by individuals around the world simply because of their sexual orientation and gender identity." 

  • Obama on Plans to Destroy ISIL

    President Obama: "In each of these four parts of our strategy, America will be joined by a broad coalition of partners. Already, allies are flying planes with us over Iraq; sending arms and assistance to Iraqi security forces and the Syrian opposition; sharing intelligence; and providing billions of dollars in humanitarian aid." 

  • Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014

    Effective September 12, 2014, the Department of State will adjust processing fees for some services. The fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing to reflect the true cost of providing this service.