Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

White House won't deny Trump comment on Africa

Donald Trump's hardline immigration views helped fuel his rise to office. Carlos Barria  Reuters Donald Trump's hardline immigration views helped fuel his rise to office. Carlos Barria Reuters
Freda Brock | 13 January, 2018, 09:59

Trump's comments, made at a closed-door White House meeting, were a reaction to a plan to cut the number of people entering the U.S. through its visa lottery program.According to CNN sources, lawmakers proposed reducing the number by half, with the rest going to underrepresented countries in Africa and nations with Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

During a meeting with lawmakers, Trump reportedly asked why the United States accepted immigrants from "s**thole countries", like Haiti and those in Africa, and he suggested more immigrants should come from nations like Norway. As for Africa, he asked why more people from "s--hole countries" should be allowed into the US, the sources said.

In a statement to The Washington Post, a White spokesperson didn't directly address Trump's comments, which haven't been denied by White House officials, but instead defended the president's immigration policy.

Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband accused the Trump administration of "leading a race to the bottom". "This is particularly surprising as the United States of America remains a global example of how migration gave birth to a nation built on strong values of diversity and opportunity", African Union spokesperson Ebba Kalondo told AP.

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.

Another user said that Trump only said what "everyone is thinking".

Republican political pundits also jumped on the comments, with some defending Trump. Cooper choked up as he recounted his experiences in Haiti, at the frontline of rescue attempts during the quake and said that Trump could learn something about dignity and strength from the Haitian people he encountered.

Is there any deal between you and Sushil Gupta: BJP asks Kejriwal
Kumar Vishwas, one of the founding members of AAP had thrown his hat into the ring to become the party's face in the Rajya Sabha. The Rajya Sabha berths are now represented by Congress leaders Dr Karan Singh, Janardhan Dwivedi and Parvez Hashmi.

"[The] President's slogan Make America Great Again is really code for Make America White Again", Richmond said. They required anonymity because the agreement is not yet public.

Democrats had long vowed they wouldn't fund the wall but are accepting the opening request as part of a broader plan that protects from deportation about 800,000 "Dreamers". "A lot of us already knew that".

In an apparent response to his critics, Trump took to Twitter late on Thursday night.

"We've gotten to a place where no one can be honest about anything", Carlson added.

While some Republicans hope to gain leverage by dragging out negotiations and increase the risk that DACA recipients could lose status and even be deported, advocates have made clear to Democrats they should feel empowered to reject a deal that benefits DACA immigrants at the expense of scores of others and their families. "White people in other words". "I am very much sure things will get better".

Democrats want to stave off deportation of some 800,000 immigrants now protected by an Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

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