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  • First Lady Michelle Obama holds a sign in support of the kidnapped girls

    U.S. to Help Nigeria in the Search for Kidnapped Girls

    On April 14, a group of militants kidnapped more than 200 teenage girls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria. President Obama called it a “terrible situation,” and explained that the U.S. will send military and law enforcement advisors to Nigeria to support its efforts to find and free the girls.

  • President Obama meets PM Jose M. Neves

    President Obama meets PM Jose M. Neves

    President Obama meets Prime-Minister Jose Maria Neves. A historic moment for Cape Verde and United State's relations.

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    Ambassador O'Neal at the "Back to Roots" Fair

    U.S. Ambassador Adrienne O'Neal was in the New England area visiting the Cape-verdean diaspora community. She also visited the "Back to the Roots" Fair in New Bedford were she meet several entrepreneurs and artist that still have strong ties with Cape Verde.

  • Vice President meets with citizens (DoS Image)

    Vice President Visits Favela Santa Marta

    In Rio de Janeiro Vice President Joe Biden tours favela Santa Marta. This community has made major strides since 2008 to curb violence and drug trafficking, and now is a model for the community.

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    Ambassador O'Neal visits S. Nicolau

    Ambassador Adrienne O'Neal and Consul Officer Robert Dahlke visited São Nicolau between Sep 17 to 19 and was surprise with the particular beauty, landscape and cultural history of the island. She also visited self-help projects and meet with American citizens in Ribeira Brava and Tarrafal.


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  • New Nonimmigrant Visa Appointment System debuts July 3, 2013

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  • Automated I-94 Arrival and Departure Record

    Effective April 30, 2013, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service (CBP) launched its new automated Form I-94 Arrival and Departure Record for aliens admitted to the United States. Airline passengers arriving at U.S. airports who are not U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents will no longer receive a paper Form I-94. Instead, CPB will provide only its usual passport admission stamp, showing the date of arrival, and the date by which the alien must depart the U.S.  Please visit CBP's website for more Information »