Trump says some immigrants from 'shithole countries' as he rejects bipartisan deal

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

Democrats are nearly certain to balk the GOP bill, not least because it does not offer a path to legal permanent residence or citizenship for DACA recipients.

Although there is video footage from the meeting available to everyone on the internet, this would not be the first time that the White House completely ignored video proof to excuse one of Trump's gaffes. Durbin is blunt. He says he doesn't love making all the tradeoffs Republicans are demanding. "There are people out there who want to take advantage they may say 'pay me thousands and I will submit tomorrow other attorneys are doing it, ' but we don't want people to get caught up in that fraud", said Pinto. It's not what I want. But the bill does contain much of what the president has said he wants to see in an immigration bill: a plan to fund the border wall and to end the chain migration system as well as the visa lottery program. That's when Durbin huddled with members of the Senate bipartisan immigration group he's been working with for months.

Statements from Trump and his allies on Wednesday could serve to ease the concerns of some conservatives - who reacted with disappointment to Trump's meeting with lawmakers, expressing worry that his willingness to work with Democrats on the issue would lead to him abandoning his campaign promises to be tough on illegal immigration. President Trump moved to end the program in September, saying that Mr. Obama's actions were unconstitutional and an overreach of executive power.

The Republican leadership was flabbergasted and furious, as were his own advisers.

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland said, "President Trump's comments are racist and a disgrace".


Kevin Diaz, a Washington correspondent for the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express News, says the ruling still leaves plenty of questions about the future of DACA.

White House spokesperson Raj Shah did not deny Trump's "shithole" remark, but instead emphasized in a statement the President "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".

The Republican-run House needs only a majority. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).

Almost 80% of Americans believe "Dreamers", or undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, should be permitted to stay in the USA and apply for citizenship, according to the Quinnipiac poll.

Sanders called the decision "outrageous, especially in light of the President's successful bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members at the White House" on immigration reform on Tuesday.


"We're going to have - more than a signal - we're going to have a very clear message this is something he'd support, that he'd sign", Cornyn said. The ruling strikes the Trump administration March deadline for Congress to come up with new legislation.

"A resolution to the DACA issue must be part of a global deal on the budget".

It is unclear what exactly the six senators' agreement would contain.

"Wall was not properly funded, Chain & lottery were made worse and United States of America would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime", he tweeted.


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