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October 25, 2021

Updated COVID-19 Travel Guidance Effective November 8

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  • October 25, 2021

    Launch of the Sponsor Circle Program for Afghans

    The Sponsor Circle Program will create new opportunities for individuals and community groups across the country to directly support Afghans who have been relocated to the United States under Operation Allies Welcome.

  • October 22, 2021

    Undemocratic Electoral Process and Repression in Nicaragua

    This week’s resounding vote at the Organization of American States underscores that member states emphatically condemn President Ortega and Vice President Murillo’s undemocratic electoral process and ongoing repression.

  • October 21, 2021

    The Continued Erosion of Freedoms in Hong Kong

    The United States remains seriously concerned at the continued erosion of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including political participation, in Hong Kong.

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