The crude term means dirty and impoverished.
In exchange, the deal would end extended family chain migration.
In an afternoon of drama and confusing developments, four other GOP lawmakers - including hardliners on immigration - were also in Trump's office for Thursday's meeting, a development sources said Durbin and Graham did not expect. Trump's "shithole" comment left lawmakers taken aback, according to the report. Trump told a bipartisan group of senators in the Oval Office, according to CNN.
Trump won't be so fortunate with his latest comments on Haiti. In November, he called Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" in front of a group of Native American veterans. "I'm incredibly proud of our diversity".
The statement, however, did spark immediate criticism, including from members of the president's own party. "This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation". But Trump never apologized or corrected the tweet, instead quietly deleting it. Durbin and Graham thought they'd have the president more or less to themselves. "We're very focused on trying to make sure that that happens". "Why do we want all these people from s--hole countries?" "They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people".
Love isn't the only Republican from Utah responding to Trump's reported comments. But this isn't the first time Trump has reportedly made racist comments about immigrants from predominantly nonwhite countries.
Trump made the remark in a meeting as Sen. "They should be welcomed and celebrated, not demeaned and insulted".
Trump's equivocation was the opposite of what lawmakers have long sought from the President. "What do we want Haitians here for?" the president wondered.
The majority of dreamers are from Mexico and other Latin American countries.
Brian Concannon, executive director of the Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, told VOA he is "outraged" at what he regards as an insult to the Haitian people.
Often, successful presidential candidates shed their campaign-trail rhetoric in search of a message that can be used to unify the American people behind the presidency.
Love, the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, whose parents immigrated to the United States in the 1970s, went on to detail her family's ties to one of the countries that was maligned by Trump. Just this week, the Trump Adminstration said it was removing TPS for about 200,0000 Salvadorans who were allowed to live and work legally in the United States since the 2001 earthquakes that killed 1,100 people and displaced more than 1 million.