"That's all I can say about that".
Graham, who has been a key negotiator, tried to get to the bottom of what changed between last Tuesday, when the president seemed to support a bipartisan bill of "love", and the Oval Office meeting on Thursday.
The impassioned exchange came as Nielsen testified that she had never met with any "Dreamers" - the young immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children, who now face deportation under Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA.
"When ignorance and bigotry is allied with power, it is a unsafe force in our country", Booker said.
"What I was struck with frankly, as I'm sure you were as well, was just the general profanity used in the room by nearly everyone".
Terrorists have also entered the United States through the visa lottery programme, the White House said.
The official White House strategy on Trump's racist comment is to lie and pretend like it never happened.
"The proposal brought by Senator Durbin and Senator Graham would go in the opposite of what we need, which is a skill-based system that treats people for who they are, not where they're from", Cotton said.
An immigrant from Uzbekistan who was admitted to the U.S.as part of the diversity visa program killed eight people past year in a terrorist attack in NY, sparking condemnation from Trump. Trump also expressed a preference for immigrants from countries like Norway, which is overwhelmingly white.
Iran rejects United States call for inspecting its military sites even by IAEA
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Syrian govt voices determination to end USA presence in Syria
In an email to Reuters, the coalition's Public Affairs Office confirmed details of the new force reported by The Defense Post . Turkey sent troops into Syria in 2016 to prevent Syrian Kurdish fighters from forming a contiguous entity along its border .
One of the newest members of the Judiciary Committee, New Jersey Democrat Sen. "I think he has been clear, and I think undoubtedly the president will continue to use strong language when it comes to this issue, because he feels very passionate about it". I don't dispute that the president was using tough language.
Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on January 4, 2018.
"I share your passion", she said.
Neilsen: The conversation was very impassioned. "The president used tough language in general, as did other congressmen in the room", she said to another senator. Then he drove himself and with his girlfriend to a health center where she says he collapsed in the waiting room. "Durbin, which I believe every word", Graham explained.
Congress is unlikely to come to an agreement on DACA before this Friday's government shutdown deadline. He was said to have used "shithole" to describe some nations in Africa. In response, Trump told reporters Sunday he is "not racist".
"It's not going to be a priority of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement", she said.
A statistic that backs up President Donald Trump's efforts to strengthen immigration laws.
He said repeatedly that the United States should have an immigration system that promotes assimilation and the exclusion of anyone who could potentially become radicalized.
"The commander in chief in an Oval Office meeting referring to people from African countries and Haitians with the most vile and vulgar language, that language festers", Booker said.
Without explicitly denying using the vulgarity, Trump on Monday lashed out at the Democratic senator, who said Trump uttered it on several occasions.