Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democratic lawmaker, tweeted: "I condemn this unforgivable statement and this demeaning of the office of the Presidency".
The statement adds, "He will always reject temporary, weak and unsafe stopgap measures that threaten the lives of hardworking Americans and undercut immigrants who seek a better life in the United States through a legal pathway".
Congressional politicians met at the White House on Thursday to discuss a proposal reached by a bipartisan group of senators. In 1989, he called for the five African American and Latino teenagers - the Central Park Five - to be executed for a crime they did not commit. The most important of those things is the belief that "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness".
CNN's Kaitlan Collins reported that members of Trump's administration don't think it'll "cause a problem with the President's base".
The comments came during a almost hour-long conversation between the roughly two dozen lawmakers, the President and White House staff that the press was allowed to record - a window into the hard negotiations that still surround the issue of replacing DACA, which protected young undocumented immigrants who came to the USA as children from deportation, and border security.
Cotton said the border security measures were insufficient, though, and only included one year of funding for development of Trump's proposed border wall, far short of the $18 billion the White House has requested from Congress.
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State Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, who born in Chicago to Haitian immigrants, said Trump's comments show his "ignorance of the contributions Haitians have made to this country, as well as other immigrant nations".
Though the meeting was supposed to be part of an attempt to reach a bipartisan immigration deal, reportedly there was no movement on such a deal.
The president's comments come days after the Trump administration announced that it would end temporary protection status (TPS) granted to almost 262,000 Salvadorans, forcing them to leave the U.S. or face deportation unless they're able to get a visa or permit to allow them to continue living in the country legally. For the rest of us, revulsion is a more common reaction, and a desire to strictly limit immigration from there to those people we can properly vet is quite appropriate.
The exchange came during a meeting meant to present the White House with a bipartisan compromise to help resolve the standoff over immigration. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) and Sen.
Ideally for those Democrats open to compromise, a new bill also would provide a path to citizenship for DACA recipients and expand to add another million-plus "Dreamers" who were brought into the country illegally as children but are not covered under DACA.
In exchange, the deal would end extended family chain migration.