By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the Nation from terrorist activities by foreign nationals admitted to the United States, it is
An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to visas and travel for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. The Department of State had,
UPDATED: Under the Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals signed on January 27, 2017, visa issuance to nationals of the countries of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification. We will announce any other changes affecting travelers to the United States as soon as that
Consul General McCawley proudly accepts a copy of “180 Amsterdammers” from project co-founder Ahmed Larouz. Check out www.180amsterdammers.nl to learn more about the initiative and the 180 nationalities calling Amsterdam home.
This month’s book, the first for 2017, is Cannery Row from Nobel winning author John Steinbeck. Born in California’s fertile Salinas Valley in 1902, Steinbeck went on to become one of America’s most celebrated writers of short stories and novels. Steinbeck captured the lives and day-to-day struggles of working-class America in ways that few other authors could, highlighting the desperate
Consul General McCawley welcomed Elon University law students to the consulate on Tuesday during their multiday trip through Europe. He and his team talked about the work of the U.S. mission and careers in the Foreign Service. Check out careers.state.gov to learn more.
Enjoyed meeting our neighbors last friday at Amsterdam’s Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts and deeply honored to see their students perform. What talent! Learn more about this dance institution at www.luciamarthas.nl
Thanks to the U.S. Consulate’s Youth Advisory Board (comprised of Amsterdam University College students) for recommending this month’s book—“Catch-22” by Joseph Heller. The iconic 1961 novel, set off the coast of Italy in World War II, chronicles the experiences of Captain John Yossarian and his 256th air corps squadron as they confront the violence and paradoxes prevalent in war. Thanks
Our historic Consulate General is featured in this week’s episode of At5’s “Straten van Amsterdam.” Check it out here: https://www.at5.nl/gemist/tv/272
CG McCawley joined AmCham’s Executive Director Patrick Mikkelsen and others at this year’s Going for Gold Dinner featuring Royal Vopak CEO Eelco Hoekstra. Click here to find out how AmCham promotes trade and investment between the U.S. and the Netherlands.
This month’s book is “Love Medicine” by award-winning author Louise Erdrich. Erdrich won the 2015 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction “for [portraying] her fellow Native Americans as no contemporary American novelist ever has, exploring—in intimate and fearless ways—the myriad cultural challenges that indigenous and mixed-race Americans face.” “Love Medicine,” the first of Erdrich’s 15 novels and winner of
CG McCawley met with Amstelveen Mayor Mirjam van ‘t Veld and others at the Amsterdam in Business networking event at the iconic A’DAM tower. Are you a U.S. company looking to set up an office here? Click the link to learn more about what the metropolitan area is doing to attract investors and new business
Showcasing American authors, past and present This month the Consulate General introduces a new social media series to highlight American writers. Please join us each month as we choose a new book and author. Some names will be immediately recognizable; others you may be hearing for the first time. In every case, our hope is to showcase the diversity and