Hirono on Public Charge Rule: ‘Very Clear’ Trump Doesn’t Want People of Color in America

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) commented on the proposed public charge rule, a new regulation where legal immigrants would be less likely to secure a permanent residency in the United States if they have used any forms of welfare in the past.

Hirono called the rule an “all-out assault on immigration,” adding President Donald Trump clearly does not want black, brown or yellow people allowed in the country.

“It’s very clear who the president doesn’t want in our country and basically, you know, it’s all the countries that he’s called s-hole countries. It’s brown people, it’s black people who are already here, yellow people from Asia,” Hirono told MSNBC’s Willie Geist. “I mean, some of the longest lines for legal visas are people waiting in line in the Philippines and Asian countries, so it’s all about keeping a whole bunch of people out of our country, even as we need these workers, by the way.”

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