Current immigration system jeopardises USA security: WH


In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Sen.

At a Senate hearing, Durbin asked Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen how President Donald Trump characterized countries in Africa at Thursday's meeting.

Mr. Nielsen also said "other congressmen" in the meeting used tough language when they were negotiating with Mr. Trump, though she did not name them.

Nielsen said, "I don't recall him using that exact phrase". "What I was struck with, and I'm sure you were as well, was just the general profanity that was used in the room by nearly everyone", Nielsen told Durbin, who was also at the White House meeting, The Washington Post reported.

Durbin asked Nielsen to detail the "strong language" Trump used in the meeting.

Nielsen went on to say that Democrats in the meeting presented the president with a deal that didn't adequately address border security.

Trump sparked a firestorm of criticism this week when he reportedly questioned why the US accepted immigrants from " in Africa as well as from Haiti and El Salvador during an immigration reform meeting with lawmakers at the White House.

Seventy-five percent of those convicted of global terrorism-related offenses are foreign born, the Trump administration said Tuesday seeking to buttress President's Donald Trump's sought immigration overhauls.

"When Dick Durbin called me, I had tears of rage", Booker said.

"Candidly, woman to woman, I can't believe that, and I hope you will clarify", Feinstein said.

"I think that they were unfortunate", Love said of Trump's comments during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union".

In response, Trump told reporters Sunday he is "not racist". He asked why nations such as Norway did not immigrate here.

A Customs and Border Protection officer watches from inside the terminal during a protest January 29, 2017, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after new immigration policies announced by President Donald Trump.

Warren would also be "easy to beat", Trump has reportedly said, and his team is similarly unconcerned about Sen. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) told the Post and Courier that Senator Lindsey Graham, who was also there, that he had told him Trump's reported comments were "basically accurate".

"You must understand the inference, the reasonable inference, that the American public is drawing from the words you speak much less the words of the president of the United States", Harris said.

Nielsen did not directly answer the question about a bank account for Mexican border wall deposits but said her "priority was to increase border security", and build "that wall".

The report was conducted on the orders of Trump, who in one of his first executive orders requested US law enforcement to step up border control in order to enhance national security.

Nielsen, in her answers, said the department has "not made any policy decisions" on the topic, though she noted there are reasons at times to separate children from who they arrive in the USA with, especially if there is a suspicion they are being trafficked.

Durbin: Did you hear me use profanity?