LIBERAL BREAKDOWN: Cory Booker Cries 'TEARS OF RAGE' Over Trump's Tough Talk

"You were in the room, you're under oath", pointed out Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy, the senaor from Vermont. "Your silence and your amnesia is complicity", Booker said to Nielsen, who sat and listened.

Senators who asked Nielsen about the allegation that the president used the profane phrase in an immigration meeting last week heard her say she didn't remember or didn't hear him.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who was at Thursday's meeting and has been a key negotiator on an immigration deal, called for collaboration across the aisle.

Many Democrats and some Republican lawmakers slammed the president for his remarks.

"I hurt", he said. "I did not hear that word used", Nielsen told senators. "The conversation was very impassioned. If you cant remember the words of my commander in chief, I find that unacceptable".

"It's a big problem", Nielsen said, as the surge is a turn around from a big drop that occurred during the early months of the Trump Administration.

After that hung in the air for a bit, the homeland security secretary said she abhors violence "in all its forms".

NIELSEN: The president used tough language in general, as did other Congressmen in the room.

A new report from the Justice and Homeland Security Departments said that almost three-fourths of the 549 global terror-related convictions in U.S. courts since the September 11, 2001 Al Qaeda attack involved foreign-born individuals, including 148 granted citizenship after arriving in the United States.

The set of individuals who were convicted of such crimes contained, according to the report, a plurality of non-citizens: 254 out of 549.

The report is in compliance with an executive order Trump issued in March 2017 requiring its publication. "The idea was clearly to outnumber us and to kill our efforts".

This from the guy who defends Trump saying "sh*thole" at the White House.

Nielsen said that border security would require closing "loopholes" in the law - a hardline overhaul the White House has sought to be able to go more aggressively after undocumented immigrants and deport them.

Republicans and Democrats have been trying to reach a budget agreement that also saves the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era initiative that provides protected legal status to thousands of young undocumented immigrants.

The Justice Department said Tuesday it will go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a San Francisco federal judge's January 9 ruling that blocked Trump's decision to end the "dreamer" protections.

Commenting on the proposal, Sanders added, "They only put in one-tenth of what the Department of Homeland Security said they needed". The framing of the issue "is meant to scare people" but "you just can not trick these numbers enough to make it seem risky".

  • Zachary Reyes