"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". After Nielsen told host Chris Wallace that she didn't remember Trump using that "exact phrase" and that Trump will "use strong language" when it comes to immigration, Wallace pushed back against her explanation. "It's not a particular phrase that I heard".
Nielsen responded: "The conversation was very impassioned".
It is pretty shocking language and to say "I don't recall" seems implausible.
Nielsen, referring to a forthcoming DHS study on immigration and terrorism, said she would ask lawmakers for help "to close the loopholes that prevent us from removing known suspected terrorists and other criminals from the United States".
The secretary added "If you are a DACA that's compliant with your registration, meaning you haven't committed a crime, and you in fact are registered, you're not priority of enforcement for ICE should the program end", but noted that if the recipient committed a crime "we will enforce the law".
Trump has said that Durbin, who will be at Tuesday's hearing, misrepresented his comments.
"Deals can't get made when there is no trust!"
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"DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military", Trump tweeted.
Trump has drawn criticism at home, from Republicans and Democrats and from overseas for the comments attributed to him. Trump said on Sunday: "I'm not a racist". Two GOP lawmakers, Sens.
"I know what happened".
Nielsen made the comment after Dickerson asked her what she would say to Sen. Perdue and Cotton initially released a statement saying they could not recall what was said. Republicans will need at least some Democratic votes to pass a bill ahead of a Friday deadline.
Trump has faced accusations of racism in recent days, after reports surfaced that he demanded in a meeting last week to know why the USA admits immigrants from "shithole countries".
When pressed by Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., who was also at the meeting, Nielsen continued to side-step directly addressing what words were used in the meeting.
A memo from then-acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said the agency lacked the authority to implement DACA because it was an executive order from former President Barack Obama.