It is time for the people in the Democratic Party who vote – put Durbin’s feet to the fire because he is not working for the voters – he is working for the illegals.
Regrettably, it seems that not everyone is committed to negotiating in good faith.”
Some came to the meeting to make trouble as is usual and the FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS PART OF THE CROWD.
Trump acknowledges ‘tough’ language but appears to deny ‘sh–hole’ remark.
The Democrats continue to battle for the illegals not the hungry children in this country and the veterans. In addition, he wants the Haiti, Honduras,and other temporaries to also be given additional time in the country.
If you have ever been to a foreign country, not our country, you have a visa to check into the country for a certain period of time and if you do not leave on your date of departure – then you have to report to the airport immigration and ask for an extension. Is that done in this country – hell no. There is no group that checks to be sure that foreigners who come here ever leave. That is the problem – the people who are responsible for this do not do their jobs. They have let it get out of hand.
The Washington Post
Anne Gearan, Ed O’Keefe
President Trump acknowledged Friday that he used “tough” language during a meeting on efforts toward a bipartisan immigration deal but appeared to deny using the term — “sh–hole” to refer to some countries.
The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made — a big setback for DACA!” Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Spokesmen for the White House did not immediately respond to a request for clarification Friday. The White House did not deny Thursday that Trump used the vulgarity, first reported by The Washington Post and later confirmed by numerous other news outlets.
In a later tweet, Trump focused on remarks attributed to him about Haiti, saying: “Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!”
Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), one of the lawmakers who attended the meeting, said publicly in comments to reporters and in a subsequent written statement on Friday that Trump’s denial was false. The president, according to Durbin, “said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist.” Trump used the words “repeatedly,” the senator said.
“I cannot believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday,” Durbin said.
Among Republicans, there were differing responses to what transpired behind closed doors.
In a joint statement, Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) — two of Trump’s biggest allies on Capitol Hill — said, “We do not recall the president saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest.”
Trump, the senators said, “brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides. But regrettably, it seems that not everyone is committed to negotiating in good faith.”
Cotton and Perdue are co-sponsors of legislation that would enact severe restrictions on legal immigration — a bill Trump has said he supports, but that senior GOP leaders have said could not pass Congress.
One meeting participant who has been quiet so far is Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), who on Thursday before publication of the news of Trump’s remarks refused to comment on what was said.
“There are almost 800,000 young DACA beneficiaries who are facing imminent deportation in March if we don’t reach a deal,” he said. “I’m not going to be diverted from all possible efforts to continue to negotiate to reach a deal. So statements at the eleventh hour are not going to distract me.”
The president’s comments occurred as he grew frustrated with lawmakers in the Thursday meeting in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan deal over young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” who were brought to the United States illegally as children, according to several people briefed on the meeting.
“Why are we having all these people from sh–hole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.
Trump then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he met with Wednesday.
A White House official said Trump also suggested he would be open to more immigrants from Asian countries because he felt that they help the United States economically.
In addition, the president singled out Haiti, telling lawmakers that immigrants from that country must be left out of any deal, these people said.
“Why do we need more Haitians?” Trump said, according to people familiar with the meeting. “Take them out.”
In November, the Trump administration rescinded deportation protection granted to nearly 60,000 Haitians after the 2010 earthquake and told them to return home by July 2019.
Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Durbin had proposed cutting the visa lottery program by 50 percent and then prioritizing countries already in the system, a White House official said.
“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement issued after The Washington Post first reported Trump’s remarks.
“. . . Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation.”
An immigration hard-liner in Congress, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), tweeted support for Trump’s remarks Friday: “If those countries aren’t as you described,
Democrats should be happy to deport criminal aliens back to them. &End #AnchorBabies, too.”
Durbin said in his statement Friday that he and others in his bipartisan group will continue pressing for a DACA deal.
It “continues to build support for the only deal in town,” he said.
Again, it is time for the people in the Democratic Party who vote – put Durbin’s feet to the fire because he is not working for the voters – he is working for the illegals.