Haitian Church Holds Prayer Vigil In Aftermath Of Trump's Alleged Immigration Comments

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President Donald Trump on Friday denied using certain "language" during a private meeting with lawmakers as fury spread over his comments about immigrants.

But the president has to know that even if video footage of the comment existed, there wouldn't be any political consequences for him. "I've not read one of them that's inaccurate". The remarks, Durbin said, were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content".

Republican Senator Tom Cotton and Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte were both there, as was White House aide Stephen Miller, a proponent of severely limiting immigration. Bob Goodlatte, (R-Va.) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), according to MSNBC.

While meeting with lawmakers, President Trump rejected a bipartisan proposal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Lawmakers have until January 19 to approve a short-term government spending bill, and Republicans will need Democratic votes to push the measure through. I could tell you about my parents, how they came to this country with so many other Haitians, how they embraced the American dream and thrived, how I and so many first-generation Haitian-Americans are products of our parents' American dreams.

The administration announced past year that it would end a temporary residency permit program that allowed almost 60,000 Haitians to live and work in the U.S.in the wake of a devastating 2010 quake.

Trump criticised immigration to his country from El Salvador, Haiti and the African continent, by calling the group "shithole countries". The Trump administration is ending those protections for people from Haiti, El Salvador and Nicaragua, and suggested it will do the same for Hondurans.

"Why are we having all these people from s-hole countries come here?"

"Africans and Haitians come from "shithole" countries?"

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In his message, Mahama referred to speech made by Trump to African leaders at the United Nations in September wherein in which he had praised their nations - but also mistakenly referred to a nonexistent country called "Nambia".

Some in Africa chose to own Trump's vulgar language or throw it back in his face.

Trump stood beside Isaac Newton Farris, King's nephew, while a group of about 20 African-American supporters and members of his administration were on hand in the Roosevelt Room, including Ben Carson, his Housing and Urban Development secretary. Lindsey Graham broke his public silence.

Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, said Trump's comments were "unkind, divisive, elitist and fly in the face of our nation's values". Moore said that some of the people he represents in his capacity as a PR agent, such as megachurch pastor Paula White and radio host James Dobson, would not be commenting on the matter.

Presidential aide Marc Short said the White House was nowhere near a bipartisan deal on immigration. "African-Americans believe that they migrated to America in chains, and when you speak about 'chain migration, ' it hurts them personally", Durbin said. "Anytime we devalue a person it's not good", Floyd said. He added that Trump supports immigration policies that welcome "those who can contribute to our society".

The bipartisan immigration deal that Trump rejected includes a pathway to citizenship for the young immigrants in the USA illegally that would take up to 12 years, according to details of the agreement obtained Saturday by The Associated Press.

President Akufo-Addo tweeted that Trump's reported language was "extremely unfortunate", adding: "We are certainly not "a shithole country". He ignored reporters who shouted questions about his remarks.

On Friday, Trump tweeted: "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Take them out." Meaning take them out of the deal.