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Warning: Today’s Daily News Story contains explicit language that lawmakers say President Donald Trump used at a meeting while discussing immigration. The text below reflects the latest updates in the story.
Senators from both parties announced that they have agreed on an immigration deal that would protect DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients and strengthen border security between the U.S. and Mexico. President Donald Trump rejected the compromise, saying the proposal needed more work. The policy debate was overshadowed by vulgar remarks made by the President. Lawmakers attending the meeting said that President Trump asked why the U.S. should accept “all these people from sh*thole countries” in Africa, adding that the U.S should admit more people from places like Norway.
Trump’s statements were made regarding proposals for ending the current visa lottery program, which stands at 50,000 visas right now. Visas allow people to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in a country. Currently, 25,000 visas are reserved for people with temporary protected status, which means they escaped natural disasters or extreme violence in their home countries.
January 12, 2018 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.