August 02, 2017

Hirono: Trump Immigration Plan Doubles Down on Bigoted Campaign Rhetoric

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Senator Mazie K. Hirono, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the only immigrant serving in the U.S. Senate, released the following statement on the Trump-Cotton-Perdue immigration proposal:

“It is shortsighted to think that America became the great nation it is by only letting certain kinds of people into our country. Yet, this is exactly what the Trump-Cotton-Perdue proposal does. Instead of doubling down on the bigotry and irrational fear of immigrants he promoted during the campaign, the President should work with members of both parties to pass comprehensive immigration reform.”