President Trump on Thursday baulked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and some nations in Africa, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from "shithole countries" rather than from places like Norway, according to people with direct knowledge of the conversation.
President Donald Trump did not respond to questions about his use of a vulgarity or his question about why the USA should accept more immigrants from Haiti and African nations than from countries like Norway.
"It was so disturbing this morning to hear President Trump's comments reported all over the news calling my poor native land and African countries "shithole" nations", Jean said in a statement to The Canadian Press.
Trump's comments came during a ceremony in which he signed a proclamation honoring civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr., who died after an assassin shot him half a century ago.
U.S. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday where Trump reportedly made the remarks, confirmed to reporters on Friday that Trump used "vile, vulgar" language, including "shithole". "I've not seen one of them that's inaccurate", Durbin said. "It is not true". Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and US would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians.
"Dreamers" is term used for undocumented immigrants who were brought into the United States as children. The president and his allies have said the USA should move to a "merit-based" system rather than admitting people based on family ties, referring to anyone but spouses and minor children as "extended family".
Trump then told the senators, " 'Haitians - we don't need more Haitians, '" Durbin said. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" the president added. I want safety and security for our people.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Trump "espouses racist views and gives a wink and a nod to the darkest elements in our society".
The number of extended-family foreign nationals who have resettled in the U.S.in the last decade is greater than the total combined population of Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Cleveland, the White House has noted in a new ad campaign that seeks to explain and end chain migration.
The Rev. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas says that, apart from the reported choice of words, "Trump is right on target in his policy". I work every day to make this the most welcoming state for everyone - Haitians, Cubans, Venezuelans, and others from all around the world that call Florida home.
The President has since denied the comments; however, following Trump's denial, Sen.