Cayetano: Duterte cares for Filipinos in US

SENATOR Alan Peter Cayetano said the Duterte administration will continue to help overseas Filipino workers in the United States amid the changing immigration policies of President Donald Trump.

Cayetano said the Philippine government will do all it can to provide assistance to Filipinos in the US but it will not interfere in the domestic affairs of the world's superpower.

The senator has made the clarification in reaction to remarks of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the US to President Rodrigo Duterte's recent statement about undocumented Filipinos.

Cayetano said the context of Duterte's remark was merely to affirm the Philippine government's non-interference in domestic affairs of the US.

The senator assured OFWs that the administration is currently holding dialogues with its counterparts to ensure due process for them.

"Ayaw lang ng Pangulo na diktahan ang Amerika kung ano ang immigration policy nito, dahil ayaw din nating diktahan tayo. But it doesn’t mean that the President doesn’t care," he said.

The senator cited the recent clarification made by US State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner that Filipinos remain welcome in the
United States and that the Philippines was not among the countries of concern by the Trump administration. (SunStar Philippines)

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