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

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Pierre Labossiere was aghast when, during immigration discussions in the Oval Office Thursday, President Donald Trump questioned why the USA should admit immigrants from Haiti and Africa, calling them "shithole countries".

On Thursday, Trump was meeting lawmakers to discuss a proposal for an immigration plan when he reportedly grew agitated as the conversation turned to citizens of Haiti and El Salvador, and immigrants from the African continent.

The comments, first reported by The Washington Post, sparked anger among Democrats and Republicans and revived questions about Trump´s tendency to make racially charged remarks. "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

On the anniversary, many people want to focus on honoring those who lost their lives. Richard Durbin of IL, the lone Democrat present in the Oval Office at the time, said Trump's denial was false and the president had said things that were "hate-filled, vile and racist". "When it came to the issue of 'chain migration, ' I said to the president, 'Do you realize how painful that term is to so many people?' African Americans believe that they migrated to America in chains. And when you look at what they've managed to accomplish, there is no denying they are rock stars", Laventure said. The 57-year-old, who founded the J/P Haitian Relief Organization and helped Haitians recover from the devastating natural disaster that ravished the Caribbean country eight years ago, called on Americans to unite against Trump's troubling rhetoric.

Last fall, the Department of Homeland Security canceled the Temporary Protected Status for Haitian immigrants. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said. "I want to see the tape".


In a piece he wrote for Time, actor Sean Penn referred to President Donald Trump as an "enemy of the state" and the "enemy of compassion".

El Salvador, also facing an end to protected status for its 200,000 citizens living in the United States, sent a formal letter of protest to the U.S. government over the comments.

"Mr. President, are you a racist?" she asked.

Sir, - May I through your pages attempt to do the unthinkable and defend Donald Trump, who was accused of racism after his alleged comments about "s**thole" countries?

The president implied Friday morning on Twitter that maybe he should start recording meetings because there is no trust.

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