Washington, DC - This week, over 2,500 global experts are gathering in Mexico to discuss cutting edge techniques to reduce demand for illegal drugs and improve treatment. Doctors, scientists, academics, policymakers, drug treatment practitioners, and officials from over 65 countries – in addition to the United Nations, Organization of American States, World Health Organization, and other international organizations – will consider best practices and the latest methods to prevent drug abuse and treat users.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "The United States has decided to end participation in the UN process to develop a Global Compact on Migration (GCM).

San Francisco, California - Jeffrey Wertkin pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of obstruction of justice and one count of transportation of stolen property, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch; Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, Fraud Detection Office Special Agent in Charge Lewe Sessions; and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.  The guilty plea was accepted by the Honorable Maxine M. Chesney, U.S. District Judge, following the filing of the charges in a criminal information earlier this month.

Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump applauds the Senate for passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  The Senators who voted for these historic tax cuts did a great service to their constituents as they supported putting America first, growing the economy, and rebuilding our great country. 

San Francisco, California - Karim Baratov, a/k/a “Kay,” a/k/a/Karim Taloverov, a/k/a Karim Akehmet Tokbergenov, pled guilty Tuesday to charges returned by a grand jury in the Northern District of California in February 2017.  The guilty plea was announced by U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch; Acting Assistant Attorney General Dana J. Boente of the U.S. Justice Department’s National Security Division; Executive Assistant Director Paul Abbate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch; and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.

Washington, DC - Thursday’s verdict in San Francisco underscores the danger to public safety when our Nation fails to enforce its laws.  Kate Steinle was killed by an illegal immigrant and convicted felon who had been deported from the United States five times.  He, and countless other criminal illegal immigrants like him, should never be allowed to threaten our citizens.