President Trump on Thursday referred to African nations as "s***hole countries" during a meeting on immigration with a bipartisan group of senators, according to a Democratic aide and another person familiar with the conversation.
Speaking at her weekly news conference, Pelosi, who is of European ancestry, complained that immigration talks between the administration and leaders from both parties were being conducted by "five white guys". And we ran into Senator John Cornyn. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. - say they are continuing to round up supporters in hopes of building momentum for their plan.
Republican leaders distanced themselves from the bipartisan group.
That's GOP Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of SC and Democrat Sen.
Trump sat down with senators and congressmen at the White House to discuss a proposed bipartisan deal that would limit immigrants from bringing family members into the country and restrict the green card visa lottery in exchange for shielding hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur reports on bipartisan efforts in the Senate to reach a deal on immigration.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services posted on its website that the federal agency had begun accepting renewals until "further notice".
That bill, for instance, would merely offer DACA recipients three-year, renewable work permits without a pathway to citizenship.More news: Trump slams controversial book as Michael Wolff defends claims — Fire and Fury
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"Welcome back to the studio", Trump said to the pool reporters at the start of a cabinet meeting Wednesday in the White House. The money would fund a partial construction of a fence along the border, technology and the training and retention of border patrol agents.
The president and lawmakers are in the midst of intense negotiations about how to shield almost 800,000 "dreamers" from deportation.
Chain migration. The bill would prevent people from sponsoring visas for extended family members. Remember; he launched his presidential campaign by making statements that Mexicans crossing into the country illegally, many of them were rapists.
And finally, the program would change the diversity visa lottery system as well.
The Trump Administration is threatening to end the program, installed by an executive order by President Obama in 2012, in March unless Congress meets certain demands. "I think we'll get a down payment on some of these problems and keep fighting, keep working to get the rest of it done".
But if he rejects a bipartisan deal to shore up his hard line base, it's Trump - not Congress - shutting government down.
The bill also includes several provisions that Trump has not said are necessary to reach a DACA deal, but that immigration hawks have long argued are needed to eliminate the "pull factors" for illegal immigration.