Trump met Thursday with Graham and other key lawmakers, including Democratic Sen.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen recognized Tuesday that President Trump utilized "extreme dialect" in a migration approach meeting with administrators a week ago, however held back before saying she heard the president portray Haiti, El Salvador and some African countries as "shithole nations".
When pressed by Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., who was also at the meeting, Nielsen continued to side-step directly addressing what words were used in the meeting. When ignorance and bigotry is allied with power it is a unsafe force in our country.
"Your silence and your amnesia is complicity", Booker said.
Alsup said that reasoning was flawed because the agency and administration do have the authority to implement the program, which allows children brought to the country as undocumented immigrations stay and work legally for two-year intervals.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge William Alsup said the Trump administration must continue to accept DACA renewal applications, despite President Donald Trump's decision on September 5 to end new and renewal applications, and let the program expire March 5.
When her ordeal is over she should go back to her office, think long and hard about what she said and perhaps call a good lawyer.
"Norway is a predominantly white country, isn't it?"
One of the newest members of the Judiciary Committee, New Jersey Democrat Sen. After stuttering, she replied, "I actually do not know that sir, but I imagine that is the case". I don't dispute that the president was using tough language.
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Sen. Cory Booker slammed the homeland security secretary in a speech Tuesday morning for claiming ignorance to the President's slander of African countries.
Nielsen says the conversation was impassioned and the president was using tough language.
Asked whether it was possible Trump used the term even though she didn't hear it, Nielsen said: "Anything is possible".
The White House has not substantively disputed accounts of the episode, in which Trump is said to have used the term "shithole" to describe African countries of origin for potential immigrants to the U.S. The revelations, semi-denials and continuing comments have cast a pall over the White House's legislative agenda, brought the country closer to the brink of a government shutdown and sparked global outrage. This is as preposterous as her response to a question that she was unaware Norway is a predominantly white country. I understand that. But I'll tell you this: "I stand by every word I said about what was said and what happened". And a Republican senator who previously suffered from it has now recovered - and says that the president never said it.
And with the midterm elections approaching, there are fresh fears among Republicans who were already anxious over the political climate going into November - and over Trump's unpredictable actions.
Congress is unlikely to come to an agreement on DACA before this Friday's government shutdown deadline. Michael German, formerly an Federal Bureau of Investigation counterterrorism agent and now a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice's Liberty and National Security program, said the report's use of the term "international terrorism" exclusively refers to Muslim groups.
"I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed", he said. He was said to have used "shithole" to describe some nations in Africa.
She says Shields had no previous heart problems. "Why did Chuck Schumer and all of his colleagues come and beg Donald Trump for money?" Now he denies using the specific word.
The White House said Trump had no intention of apologizing.
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They say, "But what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers". He also denied demanding that Haitians be removed from negotiations about protected status for people from certain countries.