Department of State

The United States Department of State is a federal body mandated with the task of handling foreign policy and diplomatic issues within the country, including advising the President on policy issues regarding foreign policy. This is one of the most critical departments in the Federal Government, since it essentially defines the way the United States will interact with other nations in the world.

The Department of State is equivalent to foreign ministries in other nations, such as in the commonwealth. In addition to providing information that is used in foreign policy formation, the Department of State is also tasked with negotiating with foreign entities when drawing up treatises and agreements. The Department of State also represents the United States during all UN meetings. The department is the depository for more than 200 multilateral treaties, which are agreements that the country has made with other nations in issues such as preferential trade.

The Department of State was initiated in 1787, and holds the distinction of being the first department ever established in the United States. At the time, the mandate of the Department of State was to be the keeper of the Great Seal of the United States, as well as to manage the US Mint. Today, it has its headquarters in Washington DC, in the Harry Truman Building.  

The US Department of State is headed by the Secretary of State, a position nominated by the president, and then confirmed by the Senate before they can embark on their task. In the presidential line of succession, it is the Secretary of State who holds the office after the President pro tempore of the Senate.

To make the long story short - I wouldn't be here now writing this review if it wasn't for him. He fought with me and for me as if he was defending himself and not some stranger from a foreign country. I will highly recommend him - if your case has any chance at all he is the one you need.

-Immigration Client

Breaking News

FEDERAL COURT ORDERS DHS TO MAINTAIN DACA PROGRAM

Following the Trump Administration's announcement that they would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program set forth by President Obama via Executive Order, the University of California filed a formal legal complaint...

read more

TRUMP TERMINATES TPS FOR 200,000 EL SALVADORANS

A profound sense of demoralization and dread has gripped El Salvadorans, their families, their employers, and their communities across the United States today.  In President Trump's latest reversal of immigration policies that seek to terminate...

read more

GOVERNOR-ELECT PHIL MURPHY'S VISION FOR 2018 IMMIGRATION IN NEW JERSEY

The political landscape for immigrants in 2017 under Trump was bleak, with widespread anticipatory anxiety regarding the fate of DREAMers, TPS recipients, individuals from Muslim backgrounds, beneficiaries of chain migration, and the undocumented...

read more
© 2015 The Shulman Law Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Website Design by Hudson