As a moment of silence was held in Haiti on Friday to mark the eighth anniversary of the devastating quake that killed more than 220,000 people, shock waves over President Donald Trump's disparaging description of the island nation cast a pall over the somber ceremony.
Trump previous year ended DACA, which provided young immigrants with protection from deportation along with the ability to work legally in the U.S. He gave Congress until March to come up with a legislative fix.
The three Democratic and three GOP senators who'd struck the deal Trump rejected had been working for months on how to balance those protections with Trump's demands for border security, an end to a visa lottery aimed at increasing immigrant diversity, and limits to immigrants' ability to sponsor family members to join them in America. This is the time but, day by day, they are blowing the one great opportunity they have.
It was unclear now how a deal might emerge, though both sides insist the clock is ticking. Some Democrats have threatened to withhold support unless an immigration pact is forged. For instance, in June, according to the New York Times, he said Haitians "all have AIDS".
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Asked by the newspaper if it was normal to be so "frivolous" with facts, Hoekstra said: "I formulated it incorrectly". Reflecting on his remarks, Hoekstra told the Telegraaf: "That one shocked me personally".
"President Trump's comments are racist and a disgrace. Neither is Haiti or any other country in distress", she said, according to Reuters. "There is unemployment in the U.S., there are people who don't have healthcare services", Duarte told reporters.
The Trump administration announced late a year ago that it would end a temporary residency permit program that allowed nearly 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States following a devastating 2010 natural disaster. Never said "take them out". I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians.
Trump ignored shouted questions about his comments as he signed a proclamation Friday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
"Language like that shouldn't be heard in locker rooms and it shouldn't be heard in the White House", said Congresswoman Ilena Ros-Lehtinen. What Trump did do, they said, was "call out the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest".
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Camila declarou que a atitude do grupo foi mesquinha: "Eu tenho que abrir espaço para as coisas boas acontecerem em minha vida. Eu não estava esperando, não estava preparada para isso - especialmente porque naquele momento eu já estava seguindo adiante.
"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people", said Raj Shah, the Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary without directly referring to Trump's comments.
Having had his reaction to Trump's remarks made public by Durbin, Graham felt little need to confirm or deny the reports himself.
"My Oxfam colleagues and I have spent many years working and living in numerous places to which the President was referring- Haiti, Ethiopia, South Sudan and post-genocide Rwanda, just to name a few", said Maxman.
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The S-400 is capable of striking airborne targets up to 400 kilometers away and ballistic missiles up to 60 kilometers distant. It is created to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles, and surface targets.