United States of America (USA) President Donald Trump on Thursday referred to Haiti and other African nations including Kenya as "shithole" countries during a meeting with lawmakers at the oval office.
He made the remarks while refuting a proposal by the Senators to review the immigration deal to protect people from Haiti and some African nations.
"Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?" the President posed.
According to the American President, immigrants from such nations neither contribute to the society nor grown the economy and instead threaten the lives of hardworking Americans.
The bipartisan deal sought to give legal status to immigrants illegally brought to the United States as children.
Mr Trump demanded to know why he should accept immigrants from "shithole" countries rather than from places like Norway.
The members of Congress had met with the President in order to find a lasting solution to America's immigration problems, a concern largely addressed during his presidential campaign.
The White House through its spokesperson Raj Shah did not deny the President's remarks and instead backed his hardline stunt on immigration policies.
"Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people.
"He will always reject temporary, weak and dangerous 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," he was quoted by the Guardian.