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Trump calls for unity after contentious first year

He strikes an uncharacteristically conciliatory note, but doesn't let up on his pledge to reduce immigration

Recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) turn their backs on Mr Trump's State of the Union address in Los Angeles. The Obama administration gave these young undocumented immigrants renewable two-year immunity from deportation. Mr Trump repealed the programme last year, but last week proposed legislation to give them citizenship - in return for concessions on immigration by the Democrats.


US President Donald Trump appealed on Tuesday for national unity and strong borders in his first State of the Union address, calling for "one American family" after a year marred by acrimony, division and scandal.

Delivering his biggest speech of the year, this most...

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