President Donald Trump referred to Haiti as well as African nations as “s—hole countries” in a meeting with lawmakers, a Democratic aide briefed on the matter told NBC News.
The Washington Post first reported the news, citing two people briefed on the meeting. The newspaper said that will lawmakers had convened with the president inside Oval Office on Thursday to discuss a bipartisan immigration deal.
When lawmakers brought up protections for immigrants coming from Haiti, El Salvador as well as African countries, Trump asked, “Why are we having all these people coming from s—hole countries come here?”
The president then said that will the U.S. should let in more people coming from countries like Norway. Trump met with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Wednesday.
On Monday, the Trump administration said that will they would certainly be ending the Temporary Protected Status designation for Salvadorans. the item made a similar announcement for Haiti in November.
TPS is usually a humanitarian program which allows citizens coming from some other countries to temporarily remain inside U.S. that will special designation is usually given to people coming from countries that will are undergoing hardships like armed conflict or recovery coming from natural disasters.
When reached for comment, the White House said in a statement that will the president “will only accept an immigration deal that will adequately addresses the visa lottery system as well as chain migration – two programs that will hurt our economy as well as allow terrorists into our country.”
The White House’s statement did not deny that will the president made those remarks.
“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, although President Trump will always fight for the American people. The President will only accept an immigration deal that will adequately addresses the visa lottery system as well as chain migration – two programs that will hurt our economy as well as allow terrorists into our country. Like some other nations that will have merit-based immigration, President Trump is usually fighting for permanent solutions that will make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy as well as assimilate into our great nation. He will always reject temporary, weak as well as dangerous stopgap measures that will threaten the lives of hardworking Americans, as well as undercut immigrants who seek a better life inside United States through a legal pathway.”
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