Haitian-American, Md. Lawmakers React To President's Comments On Immigrants

Carolyn Kaster  AP

Carolyn Kaster AP

Trump reportedly questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "s***hole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal.

Ex-president John Mahama has branded US President Donald Trump as a racist after he reportedly used crude language to describe African nations, Haiti and El Salvador. Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of IL, who was in the meeting, reconfirmed Friday that Trump repeatedly "said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist".

U.S. President Donald Trump (right) listens as U.S. Senator Dick Durbin speaks during a bipartisan meeting with legislators on immigration reform at the White House in Washington on January 9, 2018.

He added the USA should bring in more people from countries like Norway.

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On Friday, Trump tweeted: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

Botswana officials noted that they had "summoned" U.S. Ambassador Earl R. Miller regarding the statements that President Trump had made during a meeting with lawmakers a day earlier, during which the chief executive allegedly exclaimed: "What do we want Haitians here for?"

In a statement issued in NY, the group of over 50 nations said: "the AU expressed its disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr. Donald Trump, President of the United States of America".

In Geneva, UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said: "These are shocking and shameful comments". That's when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from 'shitholes.' The exact word used by the President.

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As for the shithole comment, the White House didn't even bother to try to deny it this time around.

As an immigration status allowed by law for certain countries experiencing dire conditions, such as a natural disaster, epidemic or war, tps protects individuals from deportation and authorizes them to work in the US.

Trump later tweeted that the language he used was tough, but not the language being reported.

Thousands of African and Haitian immigrants call North Texas home, and many were shocked and disappointed in the comments. "It's now, I think, our responsibility to say that his comments don't represent America", said Sen.

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National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, termed US President Donald Trump's shithole remarks against African countries unfortunate and troubling.

The bipartisan Senate plan would attempt to maintain TPS in return for ending or changing a "diversity" lottery programme that has been aimed at allowing up to 50,000 people a year from countries with few emigrants to the United States.

White House physician Dr Ronny Jackson said the examination which lasted around three hours at the Walter Reed military hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, "went exceptionally well". Instead they continued to defend him by saying the president wants to invite skilled and educated people to the United States of America and they went on a tangent about illegal immigration which was not even the topic of the show.

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