Trump Doesn't Want Immigrants From 'Shithole' Countries

Lester Mason
January 14, 2018

Sir, - Donald Trump asks why America is taking in people from countries such as El Salvador, Haiti and African countries ("UN condemns reported Trump remarks on "s***hole countries" as "racist", World News, January 12th). According to those briefed on the conversation, the president used the phrase * a href="http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-why-allow-immigrants-from-s***hole-countries/2930875/" *"s***hole countries" while questioning why the us would accept more immigrants from Haiti and nations in Africa, rather than places like Norway.

The African Union (AU) says it is angered by statements reportedly made by US President, Donald Trump in which he described Haiti and African countries as "shitholes".

He later tweeted that he has "never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously a very poor and troubled country".

He doesn't deny that Trump possibly used the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and Africa, but he believes it's been taken out of context.

He also denied demanding that Haitians be removed from negotiations about protected status for people from certain countries. It is scary to think that people would perceive us in a threatening fashion.

"Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him yesterday", said Graham, who was part of a bipartisan proposal on immigration that Trump rejected at the meeting. At a meeting discussing immigration with U.S. Senators, Trump referred to developing nations with brown-skinned citizens as "shithole countries", according to multiple sources.

The church says they have been working with refugees in Haiti since the island was struck by a 7.0 magnitude quake that killed more than 220,000 people in 2010. "There is a serious need for dialogue between the US Administration and the African countries". Never said "take them out".


"It is not true", said Durbin, who was one of the lawmakers at the Oval Office meeting.

Special status given to about 59,000 Haitian immigrants, that has protected them from deportation following the 2010 quake, will end next year following a Trump administration ruling last month.

Maina wants more understanding from President Trump, who is the grandson of an immigrant. On Friday, the Academy Award victor published an op-ed in Time, calling Trump's alleged comments about bringing in immigrants from "sh*thole" countries "disgraceful".

In Geneva, UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said: "These are shocking and shameful comments".

"If you look at all we have in Africa, South Africa is one of the developed countries".

The president implied Friday morning on Twitter that maybe he should start recording meetings because there is no trust.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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