"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", he said. I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level.
The US ambassador to Panama has resigned in protest at US president Donald Trump's alleged description of African and other countries as "shitholes".
"The President's comments about other countries neither comport with the dignity of the Presidency, nor do they comport with the goodness of America and the majority of Americans in their positive views toward immigrants and other countries", the northwest suburban Democrat said. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who took part in meeting.
The six senators have been meeting for months to find a way to revive protections for young immigrants who arrived in the United States as children and are here illegally.More news: Meryl Streep has suggestions for Oprah cabinet
Around the world, journalists reporting in other languages faced the question of how to translate what Mr Trump had said.
DACA protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation.
The proposal presented by the bipartisan Gang of Six was a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children - beyond just those who were enrolled in DACA when it ended, according to lawmakers and sources familiar with the meeting.
But the White House rejected their proposed agreement, plunging the issue back into uncertainty just eight days before a deadline that threatens a government shutdown.
"Passing an amnesty bill that continues chain migration and has only fig-leaf token efforts and border security would be a serious mistake", Cruz said.More news: Pilots Still Struggle to Land Planes at SFO
"I'm not sure what the next step will be", Durbin told reporters.
A senator has rejected Donald Trump's effort to distance himself from claims that he used vulgar language to describe African countries, claiming the president "said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly". CNN reported that Trump responded, according to a source familiar with the meeting: "Why do we need more Haitians?" The bipartisan deal they proposed included cutting the visa lottery program by 50 percent, prioritizing countries now in the system, restoring protections for countries that had been removed and allocating $1.5 billion for a border wall.
Trump reportedly made the comments while lawmakers were discussing restoring temporary protection status for immigrants, such as those from El Salvador, who had their status removed this week.
It was the discussion about this provision that led to Trump's comments.
As a result of the disaster, citizens of Haiti were accorded TPS, granted to individuals from countries where conditions such as war, natural disasters or political strife prevent citizens from returning safely.More news: Subaru Viziv Performance STI Concept to be next-gen WRX STI?
Republican leaders also distanced themselves from the bipartisan group's plan. "We are now working to build support for that deal in Congress", wrote Durbin, Graham, Republicans Jeff Flake and Cory Gardner and Democrats Michael Bennet and Bob Menendez.