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United States President Barack Obama’s new policy for undocumented immigrants is expected to benefit about 40,000 Filipinos.
A study by the Pew Research Center shows 15% of around 200,000 undocumented Filipinos in the US, or an estimated 30,000 individuals, are eligible for the relief.
In addition, there are 10,000 immigrant children already eligible under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Obama's new plan will benefit undocumented immigrants who‘ve been in the US for at least 5 years, have children who are American citizens or are legal residents, passed a criminal background check, and are willing to pay taxes.



The Philippine House of Representatives will pass a P23 billion or $512 million supplemental budget for 2014 before the year ends.
This will be used to fund additional projects, including those under the Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP.
House Speaker Sonny Belmonte says some of the projects have already been completed but not fully paid…
because the Supreme Court declared parts of DAP unconstitutional.



Police officer Darren Wilson speaks about the shooting of black teen Michael Brown.
In a TV interview Tuesday Wilson said his conscience is clear because “I know I did my job right.”
Wilson shot Brown in August in Ferguson, Missouri.



Syria fires air strikes at ISIS or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria self-proclaimed capital Raqa.
At least 63 are dead, with more than half of them civilians.
ISIS took over Raqa in 2013 and turned it into its bastion.
Activists from Raqa call the raids a "massacre".



Ride-sharing service Uber deletes a post on correlations between Uber use in areas with prostitution, alcohol, and theft in San Francisco.
The Uber post from 2011 - now deleted - is archived with the title “How crime location knowledge is a proxy for Uber demand.”
Its original web address points to another title, “How prostitution and alcohol make Uber better.”
Uber has been under fire after one of its executives suggested the ride-sharing service investigate critical journalists to fight back against negative press.


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