Trump has denied making the remarks, but Illinois Democratic Sen.
"Today I went to the White House to stand firm with President Trump ..."
Trump made the comment during a discussion of US visa and immigration policies inside the Oval Office.
Here's the thing: Anyone who knows anything - including Republican congressional leaders - knows that Trump either said the word "shithole" or something very, very like it.
"Welcome back to the studio", Trump said to the pool reporters at the start of a cabinet meeting Wednesday in the White House.
In December, the Senate's bipartisan working group asked White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to tell them what the administration would need in a DACA deal for the president to sign it. But she added, "We haven't quite gotten there, but we feel like we're close".More news: Sam Allardyce Left Stunned As Players "Throw In The Towel" Against Spurs
Trump on Thursday rejected a pitch from a bipartisan team of senators on a compromise immigration deal to protect DACA participants while increasing border security. "I've said it again and again that, unfortunately, a lot of the conversation in Washington politicizing the [immigration] issue has shadowed what undocumented communities experience every day", Kim said. "The president made it clear to me on the phone less than an hour ago that he wasn't going to do that".
US President Donald Trump and leading lawmakers came together on Tuesday as they sought to parlay an extraordinary White House meeting into momentum for resolving the politically blistering issue of immigration.
Trump said he wanted a "clean DACA bill", a reversal from his administration's September announcement to end the program for nearly 700,000 young people who were brought to the US illegally as children.
South Carolina Republican Sen.
Rather, the president appears to expect legislators to come up with a DACA deal that can both win enough Democratic support to pass the Senate and make all of his far-right friends happy. That group met for the first time this week.
The request from corporate leaders comes as lawmakers are negotiating a legislative replacement for the Obama-era DACA program.
The bill, titled Securing America's Future Act, would provide $30 billion to bolster security, including building President Donald Trump's border wall, hiring 5,000 border patrol agents and 5,000 customs officers and the construction of additional ports of entry.More news: Trump's 'shithole' comments throw a wrench into already volatile government shutdown battle
Ready to brief Trump on their negotiations, Durbin and Graham traveled to the White House Thursday thinking they would be meeting privately with the President, a source familiar told CNN. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.
Republicans like Pennsylvania Congressman Lou Barletta on the other.
The six senators are Democrats Dick Durbin, Michael Bennet and Robert Menendez and Republicans Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake and Cory Gardner. They say Trump said the US should allow more immigrants from places like Norway.
No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Cornyn of Texas told reporters Wednesday he'd be "surprised" if an immigration deal can be completed by the January 19 deadline.
He later called it a "joke" of a proposal.
Democrats are demanding protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in exchange for border security funding that could include money for Trump's promised border wall. Many Hispanic and liberal members of the party oppose steps toward curtailing immigration such as ending the visa lottery and restricting the relatives that legal immigrants could bring to the U.S. "This has become an important program for DACA recipients and their families, for the employers who hire them, for our tax treasuries, and for our economy".More news: South Africa protests to U.S. embassy over Trump "shithole" remark