I'm not a racist, says Trump on vulgar talk

Trump administration resumes accepting DACA renewals

Talks over such an agreement were derailed last week after Trump's alleged controversial remarks over Haiti and African nations.

According to reports, Trump made the comments in frustration as he met lawmakers at the White House.

"The president hasn't said he didn't use strong language, " press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

"This is an important issue, he's passionate about it, he's not going to apologise for trying to fix our immigration system". Since some Democrats say they won't greenlight the budget if DACA isn't resolved, the government could face a shut down on Friday.

Durbin also explored the details of the meeting from last week on what exactly the President had said, pressing Nielsen - who was under oath - on what she heard.

Friday is the deadline to get a spending deal across the finish line, one that's slowly expiring. "Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military", Trump tweeted.

Trump escalated his rhetoric on immigration in a pair of early-morning Sunday Twitter messages that appeared to move away from what a few days ago seemed to be a potential deal with Democrats and moderate Republicans on legislation to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

In reversing the executive order by his predecessor that created the DACA program, Trump continued on a course to seemingly undo all of President Obama's policies, even ones that enjoy wide public support, such as protecting the environment and these young adults.

"We've been working at this for four months, seriously working at it", Durbin said. Providing for the Dreamers is a potential political benefit for Republicans, some of whom fear that Dreamers will simply vote for Democrats if given the franchise.

The White House has not denied that Trump said "shithole", though Trump has already pushed back on some depictions of the meeting.

The administration said at the time it did not have the authority to administer the program and it was up to Congress to make it law.

One continued sticking point that has made it hard for Republicans to work together is the ongoing dispute over whether Trump referred to a number of nations as "s**thole countries", while saying that he'd rather have Norwegian immigrants, according to The New York Times. Sen.

Trump has denied making the remarks, but Illinois Democratic Sen.

"Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting".

What has Trump said about it?

In retaliation for the embarrassment his own words caused, he tweeted Sunday that "DACA is dead".

Trump commented as Durbin was presenting details of a compromise immigration plan that included providing $1.6 billion for a first installment of the president's long-sought border wall.

The Trump administration announced in September that it would eliminate DACA, which protects people who were illegally brought to the United States as children - so-called Dreamers - from being deported. "The biggest loser will be our rapidly rebuilding Military, at a time we need it more than ever", Trump wrote.

Martinez, who is married to a USA citizen and has three American sons, said she has no memory of her home country and wouldn't know what to do if she returned.

Hoyer added, "we're not going to be held hostage to do things that we think are contrary to the best interests of the American people because we will "do the right thing" and they don't care, which they have clearly demonstrated that they think shutting down the government is an appropriate policy".



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