Tuesday on MSNBC, discussing President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said his executive order on immigration “targets Muslims” and referenced slavery, the Chinese Exclusion Act, and Japanese internment in her critique.
Hirono said, “Right now, every day that goes by, we’re not even into week two of the Trump presidency and already he has issued an executive order that has raised concerns all over the world, including, of course, our own country, and that is his executive order on immigration that targets Muslims. And every time we go down that path to target a minority group, history proves us to be very, very wrong. So it happened with American Indians, slavery, with the Chinese Exclusion Act, with the Japanese internment. And therefore, if we don’t stand up to this executive order on immigration now, we will be complicit in what follows.”
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