Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

What's Next for Immigration Reform After Trump Profanity?

What's Next for Immigration Reform After Trump Profanity?

Several local leaders spoke on the president's vulgar remarks Friday morning before the Chicago's 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Interfaith Breakfast, including Durbin. "This is the time but, day by day, they are blowing the one great opportunity they have".

Reacting to the reports, Haiti's government said it was "profoundly outraged and shocked" over what it described as Mr Trump's "racist" comments.

The 55-country African Union (AU) has demanded that U.S. president Donald Trump apologise for saying the USA should not accept immigrants from "shithole" African nations like Haiti, The Hill reported on Saturday (Jan 13).

A group of "extremely appalled" African countries demanded yesterday that US President Donald Trump retract and apologise for his reported denunciation of immigration from "shithole" nations.

Republican US Representative Mia Love, a daughter of Haitian immigrants, said the comments were "unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation's values" and called on Mr Trump to apologise to the American people and to the countries he denigrated. This program greatly benefits immigrants from African countries and provides an opportunity for them to achieve the American Dream.

Trump reportedly made the comments while he was being briefed on a newly drafted bipartisan immigration deal.

Last fall, the Department of Homeland Security canceled the Temporary Protected Status for Haitian immigrants.

"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country", he tweeted, adding that Democratic politicians "made up" that he said to "take them out".

Trump administration to let states adopt Medicaid work requirements
Almost 20 percent of the population received Medicaid benefits in 2015, according to the United States census. Almost 8 in 10 are part of families where at least one person works, and 60 percent are working themselves.

"We have been working for four months and have reached an agreement in principle" that addresses the main policies Trump sought, they said.

"I condemn this unforgivable statement and this demeaning of the office of the Presidency", Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said in a tweet. "I'm sorry but there is no other word for this but racist".

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Trump is arguably the most influential person in the country and possibly the world.

President Donald Trump says a bipartisan immigration proposal is "a big step backwards". On Monday, the department took that same action against immigrants from El Salvador, another country reportedly mentioned at an immigration meeting Thursday.

"I don't believe the Democrats really want to see a deal on DACA".

At first the White House did not deny that the remark was made.

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