Durbin Claims 'Chain Migration' Term Is Offensive to Descendants of Slaves

When told that Trump denied making the remarks, Durbin said: "It speaks for itself".

The U.S. president is reported to have referred to "shithole countries" in Africa, questioned why the United States would take more people from Haiti, and expressed a preference for people from Norway while he was meeting with lawmakers in the White House on Thursday. The Republican president denied using a vulgar reference in comments that many Democrats and African leaders called racist.

In a series of tweets on Friday, Trump also suggested that momentum toward a deal on maintaining such protection had stalled.

"I know the bipartisan proposal discussed at the White House can get a lot of support from both sides".

They were explaining how certain immigration programs operate, including one to give safe haven in the United States to people from countries suffering from natural disasters or civil strife.

"In regards to Senator Durbin's accusation, 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". Bob Goodlatte, (R-Va.) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), according to MSNBC.

Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, on Friday told reporters that Trump questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and that he referenced "shithole countries" in Africa.

DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation.

Democrats want protections for Dreamers included in a measure on government spending, which must pass by a January 19 deadline to avoid a government shutdown.

Key winning points from Uhuru's meeting with SA's Jacob Zuma
He would also meet with the Johannesburg business community and the chief executive of Volkswagen South Africa, Thomas Schaefer, who set up an assembling plant in Kenya in 2016.

"Following comments by the President, I said my piece directly to him yesterday", Graham said.

Its government summoned the USA ambassador, seeking to clarify whether the United States regards Botswana as a "shithole" country. A large proportion of diversity visa lottery recipients come from African nations.

When Trump heard that Haitians were among those who would benefit from the proposed deal, he asked whether they could be left out of the plan, asking, "Why do we want people from Haiti here?"

Trump then told the senators, " 'Haitians - we don't need more Haitians, '" Durbin said.

The president's remarks angered several countries, prompting them to issue strongly-worded statements condemning his comment.

Durbin said that for Graham "to confront the president as he did, literally sitting next to him, took extraordinary political courage and I respect him for it". Graham hasn't publicly commented on the meeting.

"The American people will ultimately judge us on the outcome we achieve, not the process which led to it".

"Chain migration" as a term is offensive, Durbin said he told the president.

Related News:

  • LG to launch world's largest 88-inch 8K OLED TV soon

    LG to launch world's largest 88-inch 8K OLED TV soon

    LG has announced that it will have a very big 8K display on hand at CES 2018 and the display will be a world's first. In other words, this experimental new OLED UHD TV is an absolute monster of advanced technology.
    China says will not attend Vancouver meeting on North…

    China says will not attend Vancouver meeting on North…

    China has opposed the Vancouver conference and said it would hurt, not help, steps to get North Korea to stop its nuclear program. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will participate in the meeting's welcome dinner on Monday, the State Department said.
    Trump defends immigration stance in tweet

    Trump defends immigration stance in tweet

    Trump's meek denial came during a series of tweets blasting an immigration deal reached by six bipartisan senators on Thursday . The White House strenuously denied it, and the fact that the story landed on December 23 helped it escape scandal proportions.
  • The UK Prime Minister Is Working to End Plastic Litter by 2042

    The UK Prime Minister Is Working to End Plastic Litter by 2042

    In the United Kingdom alone, she will say, the amount of single-use plastic dumped each year would fill the Royal Albert Hall thousands of times over.
    Voice assistant war between Amazon and Google rages on in CES 2018

    Voice assistant war between Amazon and Google rages on in CES 2018

    Other manufacturers announced their own smart speaker products running the Google Assistant , or at least plans to adopt it. In 2017 alone, Alexa gained so much functionality , we wrote a post about just to keep track of it all.
    Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Growth Story in Full Force

    Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Growth Story in Full Force

    Finally, Monness Crespi & Hardt assumed coverage on shares of Netflix in a research note on Monday, December 4th. The stock increased 2.23% or $4.8424 during the last trading session, reaching $222.0824. ( NFLX)'s shares.
  • Dog Treks Nearly 40 Miles Searching For Owners Who Gave Her Up

    Dog Treks Nearly 40 Miles Searching For Owners Who Gave Her Up

    When the story made it to Twitter , it made many users there sad that the family gave her up. This dog knew where she belonged, and distance was not an obstacle.
    European Shares To Open Higher Despite Slumping Dollar

    European Shares To Open Higher Despite Slumping Dollar

    Germany's DAX 30 index declined 0.6% to end at 13,202.90, and France's CAC 40 turned lower , finishing down by 0.3% at 5,488.55. The trade-weighted index advanced to 75.17 from 74.78 on Thursday, rising to its highest level since mid-October.
    Things Get Bloody in Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Photos

    Things Get Bloody in Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Photos

    All eyes are on the harrowing Hulu series about a near-future dystopia where women have been stripped of all their rights. One thing that's clear is the journey for Offred is far from over.
  • Naby Keita to Liverpool

    Naby Keita to Liverpool

    "Nothing has changed", said Ralph Hasenhüttl , the Leipzig coach, before his team's match on Saturday against Schalke 04. They told the BBC : "There is nothing new about this situation and so that speculation is not true".
    Iran attacks President Trump

    Iran attacks President Trump

    According to Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, Iran's Interior Minister, the unemployment rate in some parts of the country is over 60%. But the unrest continues as videos on social media show demonstrations hitting areas across the country for a fourth night.
    Trump cancels Britain trip, blames Obama for London embassy deal

    Trump cancels Britain trip, blames Obama for London embassy deal

    The "strong and deep" partnership between Britain and the USA "will endure" despite Mr Trump's cancellation, a spokesman added. In December, Ambassador Woody Johnson said he was looking forward to welcoming the president when he visited.


Most liked

WHO YA GOT? Pick the winners of the NFL Divisional round
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be out to prove that 30-9 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 5 was a fluke. Bing was two of four in wild-card predictions , also missing the Tennessee Titans' upset win over the Kansas City Chiefs .

Chris Matthews Joked About 'Cosby Pill' for Hillary Clinton in Leaked Video
In 2008, he apologized for saying she only became a US senator and presidential candidate because " her husband messed around ". Cosby has been accused by scores of women of sexual assault - often with the use of date-rape pills.

Trump's Pressure on North Korea Actually Fostered Peace
Early in the peace process, Trump criticized Moon for appeasing Kim , who as North Korea's dictator has sustained a brutal regime. To enact the strategy, the USA would respond to some North Korean provocation with a limited strike.

Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $395.48 Million
There has been an observed change of -17.94% in the ownership of the shares in the past six months. (NYSE:W) for 169,923 shares. Align Technology (NASDAQ: ALGN ) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. (NASDAQ: ALGN ) for 11,088 shares.

Liverpool v Manchester City: Combined XI based on form and fitness
We fancy the big center-back to do just that and give Pep Guardiola's side their first loss of the Premier League season. But since Champions League action took a back seat the Reds have been more risky than ever.

Google Reveals How it Protected Gmail from Spectre and Meltdown
The patch for the vulnerable processors requires intervention on a feature that is directly meant to boost chip performance. Meltdown, Google explains , "breaks the most fundamental isolation between user applications and the operating system".

$451M Mega Millions jackpot victor is a 20-year-old from Florida
A believer in the power of a positive mindset, Shane wasn't really surprised that he had won, according to the Florida Lottery. The teenager who won $450 million Mega Millions jackpot has been identified as 20-year-old Shane Missler from Florida.

Fresh snow ahead after major winter warmup
Saturday's precipitation could include freezing rain, sleet and an uncertain amount of snow accumulation , Thompson said . Much of the Northeast still has snow on the ground and ice floating in the rivers after weeks of being in a deep freeze.

Snyder's-Lance Inc (LNCE) Shares Sold by Jane Street Group LLC
A publicly-traded company's most recent 13F filings give us important details about the organization's institutional ownership. Finally, Shelton Capital Management bought a new stake in Snyder's-Lance during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $204,000.

Trump administration proposes new offshore drilling plan
Rick Scott, an ally of President Donald Trump who is considered a likely Senate candidate later this year. Henry McMaster has also requested that his state be withdrawn from the plan.

Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) Institutional Investor Positioning
The investment managers in our partner's database now hold: 898.84 million shares, down from 920.44 million shares in 2017Q2. Ifc Inc Fl invested in 0.04% or 28,328 shares. 126,554 are owned by Manning And Napier Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company.

Trump's not making America great with racist 's--thole' countries complaint
Graham was at the Oval Office Thursday to present a bipartisan agreement to overhaul the nation's immigration system to Trump. Similar sentiments were expressed by African nations, with the African Union saying it was "frankly alarmed" by the comments.

NBC Sports Team Talks Super Bowl National Anthem Protests, NFL Attendance
Lovinger also indicated that advertisers have not appeared concerned with ratings, or the anthem protests. If your team isn't having the season you'd hoped they have, if the weather is bad...

China Dec imports from North Korea down 81.6 pct y/y - China customs
It will be hard to keep up double-digit trade growth this year given global uncertainties and a high comparison base, Huang said. Imports for the full year were 4.69 million tonnes, the lowest since 2013, customs said, after a weak first half.

Kentucky Is First State Granted Approval For Medicaid Work Requirements
Children and non-disabled adults make up most of the enrollees, most spending is on the elderly and people with disabilities. Rick Scott, did not directly answer whether Scott would support work requirements or co-payments for the Medicaid program.