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HIGHLIGHTS-The Trump presidency on Feb 21 at 6 p.m. EST/2300 GMT

Feb 21 (Reuters) - Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday:

IMMIGRATION

Trump's administration plans to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, but will leave protections in place for immigrants known as "dreamers" who entered the country illegally as children, according to new official guidelines.


THE ENVIRONMENT

The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says America need not choose between jobs and the environment, in a nod to the energy industry, as the White House prepares executive orders that could come as soon as this week to roll back Obama-era regulation.


ANTI-SEMITISM

Trump delivers his first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States after a new spate of bomb threats to Jewish community centers around the country and massive vandalism in a Jewish cemetery.


TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

The White House signals it is preparing to reverse a U.S. policy on transgender rights, raising concern among rights advocates that Trump is about to revoke a signature initiative of his predecessor.


FOREIGN RELATIONS

In the week before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Brussels and pledged America's "steadfast and enduring" commitment to the European Union, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon met with a German diplomat and delivered a different message, according to people familiar with the talks.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Mexico this week along with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to discuss issues including border security with the southern neighbor amid frayed relations under Trump.

Any attempt to introduce quotas or tariffs to the North American Free Trade Agreement would be disastrous for the three-nation treaty, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo tells a Toronto conference on the future of North America.

Pope Francis calls for a radical change of attitude toward immigrants, saying they should be welcomed with dignity and denouncing the "populist rhetoric" he says is fueling fear and selfishness in rich countries.

Bemused Swedes have been defending their record as a low-crime society in the wake of Trump's speech in Florida last week in which he appeared to refer to a terrorist attack in Sweden that did not happen.


TAXES

Chief executive officers of 16 companies, including Boeing Co, Caterpillar Inc and General Electric Co , have urged the U.S. Congress to pass a comprehensive tax code rewrite, including a controversial border tax.

(Compiled by Jonathan Oatis; Editing by James Dalgleish)