President Trump’s alleged comment on acceptance of immigrants from Haiti and “s***hole countries” in Africa is receiving backlash from members of Connecticut’s Haitian and religious communities.
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"We ought to be doing the exact opposite,” she said. “Lift people up, celebrate the humanity of us, celebrate the diversity of us. The Haitian-American culture is beautiful, and they bring great gifts to our country."
As a religious leader, she says she works very closely with Haitian-Americans and has even visited the country.
Rev. Smith says President Trump's words do not reflect America as a country or what it stands for.
"We all came to this country, we all made it great,” said Pascale Millien-Faustin, of the Haitian Women Association of Connecticut. “And really our community is the backbone of this nation. Because the African-Americans built the country - where he is sitting now.”
To further address immigration issues including DACA and TPS, or temporary protection status, Pascale says there will be a meeting in Norwalk on Jan. 26 at Town Hall. She says attorneys, state and local representatives will be there to answer questions.
AP wires contributed to this report.
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