Durbin added, "When the question was asked about Haitians. he said, 'Haitians?". I was fortunate enough to work with the people in Haiti for two years after the devastating quake and have been going to Africa since 2006.
"Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?" upon being presented with protections for immigrants from African countries.
Despite the hurt, she said the immigrant community is a tough one. "I am trying not to cry", Larrieux said.
Trump tweeted Friday amid uproar over his reported comments during a White House meeting Thursday while referring to immigrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America. "What's going on?" she said.
"I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday", Durbin said.
He made the comment during a discussion of an emerging bipartisan deal with members of Congress from both parties on Thursday to give legal status to immigrants illegally brought to the USA as children, those with knowledge of the conversation said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The sources said the president made the remark in a meeting as Sen. His equivocating on the white supremacist, white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Va., his anger toward black National Football League players previous year, his inhumane crackdown on those in the country illegally but who are otherwise law-abiding, leave little doubt about his preferences.
"We, along with the President, are committed to solving an issue many in Congress have failed to deliver on for decades", they added.
But the deal was rejected by the USA president, who contested that people who fled to America after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti would be allowed to stay.
Colville, whose boss, United Nations rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein is a harsh Trump critic, urged Congress to "provide a durable solution" for the "Dreamers".
The president should be more than criticized. Part of what makes America so special is that we welcome the best and brightest in the world, regardless of their country of origin'.
Trump's comments this week saw a plethora of pundits calling him a "racist". But he attracts a disproportionate share of racists to support him.
Trump claimed only Tuesday that he believed even comprehensive immigration reforms weren't out of the question.
King called Trump a "poisonous influence" on the country, the rule of law, common decency and fundamental moral values. "There's a reason why they all want to come here - these places are shitholes".
"Day after day, week after week, as we have heard Trump make blatantly hateful remarks, or when he wants to put into law things that will further oppress whole groups of people, it is labeled a new low each time", said Deborah J. Cohan, an associate professor of sociology at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort.