Haitian Church Holds Prayer Vigil In Aftermath Of Trump's Alleged Immigration Comments

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Representative James Clyburn (D-SC) and Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) will formally unveil a resolution, after expressing that they were "deeply disturbed and offended" by Trump's reported comments, in which he said he'd prefer immigrants from countries like Norway over El Salvador. Eight years ago, the Earth itself tried to take Haiti out. He referenced Reginald Fils-Aimé, the son of Haitian immigrants who is now president of Nintendo of America.

In June, he said Nigerian immigrants would "never go back to their huts" after coming to the U.S. The US Military also carries out training and advisory missions in other African countries, with hundreds of troops performing that mission in Niger and Somalia. "We are not an America of hate".

Immigrant Daniel Desir, who runs a restaurant, is anxious that Trump's remarks could negatively influence other people and their perceptions about newcomers.

One of the six senators who crafted the deal, Democrat Michael Bennet of Colorado, said Saturday that the proposal "has everything the president asked for on the border". "The audacity of our country's leader to refer to other human beings in such a derogatory manner because of where they come from is unpalatable".

"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said in a statement.

"I kept thinking, 'Is this really happening?'" said Normil, who arrived in the USA six years ago to reunite with her parents.

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Democratic Reps. Jerry Nadler (N.Y.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (N.J.) introduced a measure to censure Trump in August after his comments about the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Donald Trump ignored it when a reporter asked him at the White House on Friday whether he was a racist.

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Republican and Democratic Senators in Washington on Friday spoke out, as Trump tried to defend himself after reports that he questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa, rather than places like Norway.

"The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".

"The exact word used by the president, not just once but repeatedly", the senator said. "It is not true".

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"The president is showing his ignorance on the importance of Haiti in helping the U.S.in its younger days", Lafortune said.

United Nations officials and government ministers from the countries mentioned have condemned Trump, describing them as "racist".

"This is what I would like President Trump to do: Don't let the King Holiday find you using your Twitter account in an inappropriate way", Bernice King told The Associated Press in an interview.

Here's what five of the lawmakers who attended the meeting said afterward about the controversy.

All African countries at the United Nations unanimously demanded on Friday that US President Donald Trump retract and apologise for his reported denunciation of immigration from "shithole" nations. David Perdue (R-Ga.) on Friday saying they "do not recall" Trump explicitly making the remarks.

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