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President Trump’s latest move vs immigrants

There are today some 800,000 young people in the United States who were brought in illegally by their parents who then overstayed their visas and were, therefore, deported. But the children, many of them aged five to six at the time, stayed on with relatives, attended American schools, and grew up feeling American – except that under US law, they were not citizens and should have left the country with their parents years and years ago.

Malacañang said yesterday it will provide assistance to the almost 10,000 Filipinos who may face deportation as a result of United States President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Duterte supports trade pact backed by China

In a bid to spur inclusive regional growth and stand up against protectionism, President Duterte has endorsed the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership pact over the United States-initiated Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal which he claimed was a “dream that was no longer there.”

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US formally quits Paris climate pact

The US State Department has officially informed the United Nations it will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in a document issued on Friday, but left the door open to re-engaging if the terms improved for the United States.

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Crackdown continues

President Duterte vowed to press on with his drug war that has claimed thousands of lives as he urged lawmakers to endorse “eye-for-an-eye” death penalties in his second State-of-the-Nation Address yesterday.

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Republicans in the US Congress were in chaos over healthcare legislation after a second attempt to pass a bill in the Senate collapsed late on Monday, with President Donald Trump calling for an outright repeal of Obamacare and others seeking a change in direction toward bipartisanship.

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