"My grandmother used to say, 'Digame con quién caminas, y te diré quién eres.' 'Tell me who you walk with, and I'll tell you who you are, ' " said Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, a country that shares the island with Haiti. The senators are working to codify the protections in DACA.
Trump denied on Friday using such derogatory language, but he was widely condemned in many African countries and in Haiti and El Salvador, and by global rights organisations. "But, if you're saying somebody's from a s--hole country, to me it doesn't make sense".
"His comments are disappointing, unbelievable, but not surprising", Gutierrez added, citing repeated disputes over Trump's comments on race since the 2016 US presidential campaign.
On Friday night's episode of CNN Tonight, Don Lemon once again tackled President Trump's "shithole" remark. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of IL, who was present at the meeting, said the reports were accurate and that "shithole was the exact word used once not twice but repeatedly".
President Trump has since denied using vulgar language at his immigration meeting.
"The President's physical exam today went exceptionally well", Dr. Ronnie Jackson said in a brief statement. Lemon added. "I can't say that".
The UN diplomats met for an emergency session before issuing a joint statement to demand a "retraction and an apology" from the United States president. In a statement, Shah said the President will only accept an immigration deal that adequately addresses the visa lottery system and chain migration - two programs that hurt American economy and allow terrorists into the country. That is not the acceptable process, period. "They contribute. And there is no disputing the value they add to American society". "America's racial, ethnic and religious diversity is a critical source of our strength as a nation".
"This is an economic issue, as well as a social and political issue", he said.
US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said: "The first thing that came to mind was very unfortunate and unhelpful". He's seen a lot of foreign lands, shaken hands with people who look nothing like him and believes America owes a huge debt to Haiti.
"I think it's going to go very well", the president earlier predicted.
The biggest threat to the national security is the USA debt, echoing Defense Secretary James Mattis.
An immigration policy analyst in Washington DC makes the point that immigrants from Norway actually did badly out of immigration to the USA at the turn of the last century.