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Trump Bemoans Protections For Immigrants From 'Shithole' Countries

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Apparently, President Trump believed that immigration protections only exist for White Europeans and the rich.

President Donald Trump launched a crude attack against immigrants today, accusing U.S. law of being inadequate since it protects immigrants from countries that he deems 'shitholes'. While Trump didn't specify what makes a country a 'shithole' per se, the term seems to have racial connotations based on the populations that his administration is bent on deporting; mainly Spanish speaking Central Americans and French/Creole speaking Haitians, people who happen to be tanned, black and brown.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday. The comments left lawmakers taken aback, according to people familiar with their reactions. Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) proposed cutting the visa lottery program by 50 percent and prioritizing countries already in the system, a White House official said.