President Donald Trump rejected a bipartisan "Dreamer" immigration plan proposed by a group of US Senators, including Senator Durbin, saying it did not properly fund his wall along the southern border with Mexico while calling it "a step backward".
However, Republican Sen. Tim Scott, the junior senator from SC, told the Charleston Post and Courier that Graham told him the reported comments are "basically accurate".
"Why do we want all these people from "s***hole countries" coming here?"
A day after President Donald Trump reportedly made highly incendiary comments about immigrants and African countries, two Republican senators said they don't recall those vulgar characterizations from the president. "He's demonstrated himself to be unfit, unknowledgeable about the history of this country and the history of contributions that immigrants, particularly Haitian immigrants, have made to this country". Republican Senator Lindsay Graham of SC, also present at the gathering, said he confronted the president over his racy comments.
But if you have a look on social media, a lot of people are highlighting an interesting point about what Mr Trump allegedly said.
Chicago's Haitian-American community is pushing back against President Trump's reported disparaging remarks about immigrant populations.
"It does not protect American workers or our national interest".
The president met on Thursday with Senators Lindsey Graham, Republican of SC, and Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of IL. Isn't Trump demonstrating that he's nothing but a racist and pursuing a policy of "Make America White Again"?
He said "oh that's a good line" And then when I talked to him about the impact this has on family unification in a nation that values families with the flag as the most important symbols of our future, they scoffed at this notion.
Conservative firebrand Steve King, an eight-term Republican who represents Iowa's 4th Congressional District, defended President Donald Trump's controversial remarks asking why the US allows "people from s--hole countries (to) come here".
"If that's not racism, I don't know how you can define it", U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., said.
Rebecca Black, an immigration lawyer in Jacksonville, said the city has immigrants from all over the world, and they are closely watching the DACA issue.
El Salvador's foreign ministry said the USA president had "implicitly" accepted the use of "harsh terms detrimental to the dignity of El Salvador and other countries".
The announcement comes after the Haitian government also reacted with outrage.
Durbin said the president "said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly".