Local immigrants worry about Trump remarks

Evarado Alatorre
Enero 13, 2018

During a Thursday meeting on immigration with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, Trump criticized protections the U.S. has given to immigrants from various underdeveloped countries.

Earlier, the government of Botswana had announced that it had summoned the USA ambassador to explain Trump's comments, reportedly made on Thursday at a White House meeting on immigration.

National Urban League President and former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial said, "President Trump's crude statement regarding immigration from Haiti and African nations is appalling for its lack of compassion, and stunning for its ignorance about the contributions of Haitian and African immigrants". The president made the remarks on Thursday during a White House meeting with lawmakers and suggested immigrants from Norway would be preferable.

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

It may come down to the account of Republican senator Lindsey Graham, who was conspicuously absent from the statement and who Democrats said challenged Mr Trump on the remarks.

The government in Botswana called Trump's comment "reprehensible and racist".

'I know the bipartisan proposal discussed at the White House can get a lot of support from both sides.

CBS News reports that the Haitian government promptly summoned charge d'affairs Robin Diallo, the top us diplomat in the country, to respond to the comments. Durbin also said that Sen.

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"This is a good time for all Haitians to begin to realize how other people see us", Josue continued.

Graham has not said whether Durbin's comments were accurate. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!" the president added.

Durbin also said that several of his Republican colleagues at the meeting were not pleased with the president's words.

Trump questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and counties in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected the bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. And I made my own comments in response to it but for him to confront the president as he did literally sitting next to him took extraordinary political courage and I respect him for it'.

Rebecca Black, an immigration lawyer in Jacksonville, said the city has immigrants from all over the world, and they are closely watching the DACA issue. "He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly".

"If he thinks African peoples are dummy people, it's a lie, because with Africans they go through education, they study so hard, the parents pay so much to bring them to like Wichita State University and that money contributes to the system", Isa said.

The president then joined the group in the Oval Office, and Durbin and Graham made their pitch on a plan they had worked on for four months - a solution for 700,000 Dreamers who would otherwise lose protection from deportation on March 5.

"Why are we having all these people from s--hole countries come here?" the president allegedly said.

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