Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Maryland lawmakers, Mayor Pugh condemn Trump's comments on immigrants

"When the question was raised about Haitians, for example, we have a group that have temporary protected status in the United States because they were the victims of crises and disasters and political upheaval".

Mulbah, who is in his 40s, came to the United States in the early 1990s, while he was still in his teens, with his family. Under the policy, those immigrants are guaranteed protection and not at risk of expulsion from the country.

Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, was also in the meeting, but would not comment on the president's reported slur.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" he asked in the Oval Office, reported the Washington Post.

Now, the question of whether we should be welcoming people from sh**hole countries, and, of those people, whether we should be welcoming those with education and skills, say grad students from middle-class families seeking to stay, or those who are dirt poor, and favored by the wealthy as their future nannies and elder caregivers, is another issue altogether. Norway's prime minister had just visited the White House Wednesday.

At first the White House did not deny that the remark was made. "Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems".

Trump previously told Haitian-Americans: "I really want to be your greatest champion, and I will be your champion", while he was campaigning past year in Miami's Little Haiti.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

Next Friday is the deadline for Congress to pass a national budget, something many Democrats, whose votes are needed, have said they will not do unless there is a fix for DACA. "But I've never met a Haitian who isn't strong". Trump allegedly made them during a DACA meeting with lawmakers at the White House on Thursday. Durbin told reporters in Chicago.

"You've seen the comments in the press", he explained. I reject them and condemn them vigorously.

The president is pushing back against accusations that he profanely insulted other countries. Calls racist language heartbreaking. "Africa and the black race deserve the respect and consideration of everyone", said Senegalese President Macky Sall in a tweet.

Some African governments found themselves in a hard position.

Part of the proposal, according to Durbin, dealt with the diversity visa lottery, a program the president wants to eliminate.

Sylvester Odion Akhaine teaches worldwide relations at the Lagos State University in Nigeria. Ben Cardin said the president's "comments don't represent America's values".

His comments drew a chorus of condemnation inside the United States and internationally, especially in Africa.

In other words, we feel there is misinformation as to who we are as a community.

Durbin explained they were in the USA because they had been "the victims of crises and disasters and political upheaval". But Democrats were not the only ones objected.

Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican from Florida, criticized Mr. Trump's comments about Haitians.

The vulgar word said by the president about immigrants from African nations and Haiti has suddenly appeared all over television.

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