Sen. Lindsey Graham confronted president on 'sh--hole' comment, fellow senator says

"My parents came from one of those countries but proudly took an oath of allegiance to the United States and took on the responsibilities of everything that being a citizen comes with".

For his part, Durbin told the president, "I raised the point If you exclude Haitians from this group of temporary protected people, the conclusion is obvious". I thought about my own family. His tweet did not elaborate on what "tough" language he used and did not provide a specific account of the meeting.

But neither he nor the White House disputed the most controversial of his remarks: using the word "shithole" to describe Africa nations and saying he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead. In particular the Salvadoran and Haitian communities make positive contributions to Long Island and America.

"As Senator [Lindsey] Graham [of South Carolina] made his presentation, the president interrupted him several times with questions and in the course of his comments said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist".

None of the lawmakers knew Carson, and Trump found that surprising, the attendees said. "The challenge for us now is now what he said but how we respond". ". Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation". Trump specifically singled out immigrants from Haiti, saying "Why do we need more Haitians?"

Q. "If [President Trump] did in fact say what's being alleged, how would that stack up against... incendiary comments that other presidents have made?"

The president will only accept an immigration deal that adequately addresses the visa lottery system and chain migration-two programs that hurt our economy and allow terrorists into our country.

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", Shad said.

More than half of the state's African and El Salvadoran populations live in either Hartford or New Haven counties, while most of the Haitian population lives in Fairfield County, as do most of the state's Norwegians.

I think on the eve of Martin Luther King's birthday. that those conservative attempts to defend the president are shameful.

"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday".

Garcon said many Americans are just unaware of the many contributions Haitians have made across the country both before and after the 2010 natural disaster devastated their homeland.

Durbin said in his statement Friday that he and others in his bipartisan group will continue pressing for a DACA deal. "We are now working to build support for that deal in Congress". "We're better than this".

Botswana's foreign ministry summoned the USA ambassador in protest and called the comments "highly irresponsible, reprehensible and racist".

"This behaviour is unacceptable from the leader of our nation", she said in a statement.

U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer, a Democrat, said "President Trump's comments are racist and a disgrace". Its 1791 revolution against French rule was the first slave revolt to lead to a free nation, in 1804, making it the second country in the Americas to win independence, after the United States.