“Your silence and your amnesia is complicit in it”, Booker said.
Sen. Cory Booker rebuked Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen as “complicit” Tuesday for failing to recall – or object to – President Trump’s vulgar language about immigrants from Africa and other countries.
Sen. Richard Durbin, Illinois Democrat, has insisted Mr. Trump used the offensive word in question.
Durbin on Tuesday said he and Sen.
Nielsen told CBS News on Tuesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will not prioritize deporting the almost 800,000 undocumented immigrants who received protections under DACA.
“There was a lot of rough language by a lot of people in the room …” she testified.
Trump also reportedly wondered why more people from countries like Norway weren’t immigrating to the United States.
He said racism grows when people do nothing to confront it, and quoted Trump’s reaction to a neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville, Va. last summer in which the president blamed violence on “both sides”.
Nielsen is set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee at 10 a.m.to discuss oversight of the Department of Homeland Security. I don’t know which context they were made. “When Dick Durbin called me, I had tears of rage when I heard about his experience in that meeting”.
Note how Pat Leahy phrases his question to her, asking if Trump described certain countries with the word “sh*thole” or “a substantially similar word”.
If that is the final count, that represents just under 1 percent of the 402 foreign-born individuals convicted of terror-related charges, casting doubt on the need to end the diversity lotto or “chain migration” to bolster national security. Mazie Hirhono, D-Hawaii, who was born in Japan.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., also pressed Nielsen to address the potential threat of Russian hacking to the country’s electoral systems – and whether she believes the 2016 election was hacked. Now, I don’t know where that guy went.
“Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?” the president said in a closed meeting with lawmakers about immigration last week, according to senators who were present. “You must understand… the reasonable inference that the American public is drawing from the words you speak”, Harris said.
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. “I can assure you that it is more than just a few cherry picked cases that are represented here in this report”.
Durbin asked if Nielsen had heard him use profanity. What do you remember the President saying about immigration from African countries to the United States?
“I remember specific cuss words being used by a variety of members”, Nielsen said, without citing any profanities.
“I take a little offense to allegations that the president is racist”, Nielsen said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday”.