Returning from Afghanistan, President Obama Delivers Memorial Day Speech

(After taking a surprise visit to US troops in Afghanistan on Saturday, May 24, President Obama returned to Washington for Monday’s Memorial Day events.) Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia 11:38 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Please be seated. Thank you, Secretary Hagel, for your introduction and for your lifetime […]

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Asian/Pacific American Population Data

In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, […]

Lunar New Year to Become a School Holiday in NY

Albany, NY, May 13, 2014, — Today, the New York State Senate approved a bill (S.6688 Golden/Squadron / A.7756 Kim/Silver), long championed by Senator Squadron, to allow Lunar New Year to be a school holiday. The bill would require that the city Department of Education (DOE) consider closing schools if a holiday is likely to […]

Highly Skilled Immigrants — America Wants You!

Washington, D.C., May 6, 2014,  — As part of the Administration’s continuing commitment to attract and retain highly skilled immigrants, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the publication of two proposed rules, including a rule to extend employment authorization to spouses of certain H-1B workers, and a proposal to enhance opportunities for certain […]

Third National Climate Assessment Report Calls for Acton from Americans

By Dr. John P. Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, the White House Washington, D.C., May 6, 2014, — Today, we released the third National Climate Assessment report, by far the most comprehensive look ever at climate change impacts in the United States. Based on four years of work by hundreds of experts from government, academia, corporations, and public-interest […]

US-CERT Warns Security Vulnerabilities in Popular Applications from MicroSoft, Adobe and Google

April 28, Washington, D.C., — United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issues multiple warnings about security vulnerabilities in popular software applications from major companies. Please review these warnings below and follow the suggestions to fix the vulnerabilities to ensure your computer and personal information are protected.