“Laredo Sector Border Patrol Apprehends Over 200 Individuals in Tractor-Trailers During the Texas Ice And Snow Storms”


LAREDO, TEXAS (February 22, 2021) – During the Texas ice and snow storms, Laredo Sector Border Patrol stopped three human smuggling attempts at its checkpoints and apprehended 230 individuals. Beginning on February 19 through February 22, human smugglers attempted to use tractor-trailers to smuggle people from the countries of Brazil,…

Readout: Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Foreign Minister Ashkenazi”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 22, 2021)---Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed regional security challenges and the importance of continued cooperation in addressing these issues.  The Secretary addressed the U.S. approach towards a more peaceful, secure, and…

Protests Escalates After Myanmar Junta Raises Specter Of Force


YANGON, Myanmar (February 22, 2021)--Protesters gathered in Myanmar’s biggest city on Monday despite the ruling junta’s threat to use lethal force against people who join a general strike against the military’s takeover three weeks ago. More than 1,000 protesters gathered near the U.S. Embassy in Yangon despite barriers blocking the…