Trump reportedly lashed out lawmakers meeting about immigration reform

Vastavam web: President Donald Trump reportedly lashed out today in a meeting with lawmakers about immigration reform, demanding to know why the US should accept citizens from what he called “shithole” countries.Trump sat down with senators and congressmen at the White House to discuss a proposed bipartisan deal that would limit immigrants from bringing family members into the country and restrict the green card visa lottery in exchange for shielding hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.The New York Times later reported the same comment, citing unnamed people with direct knowledge of the meeting.

The president was referring to African countries and Haiti, and then suggested the United States should welcome immigrants from places like Norway, whose prime minister met with Trump on Wednesday.Graham and Durbin are leading efforts to codify protections for so-called “dreamers,” immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children.In exchange, the deal would end extended family chain migration.

It also reportedly would cut the visa lottery program by half and prioritise certain countries in the system, instead of scrapping it altogether as several Republicans have suggested as part of an agreement.The White House did not deny the account of Trump’s use of language, but instead suggested the president was “fighting for permanent solutions” that strengthen the nation, in part through the use of a merit-based immigration system.”Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement.Some Democrats seized on Trump’s slur to suggest he is anti-immigrant.”We always knew that President Trump doesn’t like people from certain countries or people or certain colours,” congressman Luis Gutierrez said.