President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries", according to two sources familiar with the comments. The crude term means dirty and impoverished.
Trump made the remark as two lawmakers described details to him of a bipartisan compromise among six senators that would extend protections against deportation for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants and strengthen border protections.
Shah's statement did not deny reports that the president used crude language when talking about Haiti and Africa. He went on to lament about the 40,000 Nigerians who would never "go back to their huts" in Africa. As reported by the Washington Post on January 11, it doesn't look like the president is a fan of a few countries that some immigrants have come from. Aides to lawmakers who attended the meeting declined to provide comment on Trump's remarks, according to the Associated Press. "When he was sacked, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind", Mr Trump said in a statement delivered to reporters last week.
The decision gives Salvadoreans who have been living in the United States for almost three decades until next year to leave, seek lawful residency or face possible deportation. In November, he called Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" in front of a group of Native American veterans.
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White House press secretary Sanders defended the decision in recent weeks, saying it has been in the works for the past six months.
"The (President's) comments are unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation's values", Love said in a statement Thursday night. In 1915, following the assassination of Haitian president Jean Vilbrun Guillaume Sam, President Woodrow Wilson sent in the U.S. Marines to help establish order there - and the American military presence in Haiti didn't end until 1934. "We're very focused on trying to make sure that that happens". Can't we agree that discriminating against people based on what they look like - or what country they might come from - is wrong? Places where people are tall and blond and look like they could have been in the Hitler youth. "He has ignorance with regard to the history of his country and the contributions Haitians have made to this country", Raoul said, adding Chicago was first settled by Jean-Baptist-Point Du Sable, a Haitian.
The Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Cedric L. Richmond decried the comment on Twitter, saying it was "further proof" that Trump's "Make America Great Again agenda is really a Make America White Again agenda".
One person briefed on the meeting said when Democratic Sen. "They should be welcomed and celebrated, not demeaned and insulted".
Overwhelmingly white countries such as Norway and Sweden are frequently lionized by white nationalist and white supremacist groups, including those who have expressed support for Trump.