America first: Trump pushes for merit-based immigration system
America first: Trump pushes for merit-based immigration system
Rep. John Lewis speaking in 2016. Image via AP Scott Applewhite
17 January, 2018, 02:28
The doctor says he had "absolutely no concerns" about the 71-year-old president's cognitive abilities, but performed the screening because Trump asked him to do it.
Labossiere was among Haitians and Africans in the Bay Area and around the world who swiftly calledTrump out for his comments, calling them blatantly racist.
In another Twitterpost, the president wrote that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very troubled and poor country". Trump reportedly used the word to describe African countries during an Oval Office meeting on Thursday with a bipartisan group of six senators on immigration reform.
The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee said today that they plan on introducing a censure resolution against President Trump for his reported comments about immigrants from certain countries.
"Enough is enough: If the head of any corporation said what the president said yesterday, that person would be fired".
Beyond his denial about the comments, Trump touched on topics ranging from DACA to North Korea. The remarks, Durbin said, were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content".
Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark US President Donald Trump during meeting with legislators on immigration reform at the White House in Washington January 9, 2018. It is not true. "He didn't just name a white country, he named the whitest - so white they wear moon-screen", he said.
Ghanaians lash out at President Trump for 'shithole' comment A senior official from Somalia, also on the US list of TPS nations, told CNN that Trump's comments were unworthy of a response. The outcry over Trump's remarks dominated news coverage on Friday and has complicated efforts to reach a deal on immigration.
When asked if he could make a deal, he said, "Honestly, I don't think the Democrats want to make a deal".
"We also need people to pick tomatoes and who will work in the agricultural sector, and there's merit to that also,"said Paul".
Almost a year into Trump's presidency, members of Congress are still struggling to relate to the unorthodox Trump and his spontaneous, often crude remarks.
No tape is expected to be released as the comment was allegedly made in a private meeting, and it's unclear whether a recording even exists. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) was present at the meeting, and alleged thatTrump also wondered why the USA didn't have more immigrants from economically stable countries like Norway.
Earlier, Mr Trump said the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - which protects illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported - would "probably" be discontinued.
He said "it could have been a compliment and a nice sending off for Erna Solberg as a trusted U.S. partner", Heldahl said. There are nearly 800,000 young DACA beneficiaries who will face imminent deportation in March if we do not reach a deal.
But in another tweet on Friday the president deniedthat he insulted Haitians.
Dick Durbin of IL , the only Democrat at Thursday's meeting, said Trump had indeed said what he was reported to have said. About 700,000 people are covered by DACA. "I think that there are people that are looking for an apology".
A US judge ruled last Tuesday that DACA should remain in effect until legal challenges brought in multiple courts are resolved. When it came to talk of extending protections for Haitians, Mr Durbin said Mr Trump replied: "We don't need more Haitians'".
One insider believes the discrepancy may be why some Republican senators are denying having heard the president say " shithole ". Nigeria is far from being the first country to demonstarate its protest about the U.S. president's racially-charged comments.
As a veteran, I find this an interesting slant, since his grandfather and father never wore the uniform of this country, and Mr. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Jackson listed a variety of tests that indicate "the president's overall health is excellent".
The person believes the discrepancy may be why some Republican senators are denying having heard the president say "shithole". The program shielded these immigrants, often referred to as "Dreamers", from deportation and granted them permits to work.
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On soldiers who have attained martyred in fighting with terrorists, the Army Chief said, "The nation and the force will never forget their supreme sacrifice".
Trump defends self after comments, says: 'I am not a racist'
But Senator Dick Durbin insisted the United States leader had used "hate-filled, vile and racist language during the meeting". Trump tweeted earlier Sunday that the program is " probably dead " and blamed Democrats. "I think they were, yes".
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Erdogan: NATO must resist US Syria plan
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Donald Trump defends self, says: 'I am not a racist'
The person believes the discrepancy may be why some Republican senators are denying having heard the president say "shithouse". Protesters carried Haitian flags and signs with messages including "peace, love, power, dream".
John Kelly Convinced Trump to Kill Bipartisan DACA Deal
A dispute over how much to allocate to defense and domestic programs also has been an obstacle to a broader fiscal agreement. "People are attaching these as far as leverage is concerned", but Republican leaders won't go along, he said .
Trump says he is not a racist
The president, according to the reports, also said the United States should accept more immigrants from places like Norway. The program shielded these immigrants, often referred to as "Dreamers", from deportation and granted them permits to work.
South Africa Summons US Official Over Trump 'Insult'
Chesky added, "2.7M guests from Airbnb decided that countries in Africa, El Salvador, and Haiti were attractive enough to visit". The US government has suffered a backlash from most African countries over the "shithole" comment by US President Trump .
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