Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersPowell, Mnuchin stress limits of current emergency lending programs Pelosi: House will stay in session until agreement is reached on coronavirus relief Omar invokes father's death from coronavirus in reaction to Woodward book MORE (D-Calif.) on Friday slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE’s new immigration plan, calling it “very racist.”

“There should be comprehensive immigration reform,” she said on CNN’s “New Day.”

She added that an immigration overhaul should not be “based on exciting and inciting those people who have negative thoughts about others coming across our border, and basically working to use that information to promote himself in a campaign. And I think some of that is very racist."

Waters said Trump’s plan, which calls for the United States to embrace a “pro-American” and “merit-based” immigration system that favors skilled workers over immigrants with family members in the country, is “not keeping with what this country is supposed to be all about.”

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“All of those things are not keeping in step with the way we treat human beings,” she said. “Asylum, those people whose lives are threatened — all these things should be taken into consideration.”

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Waters joins other Democratic lawmakers, including Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' On The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline Trump signs largely symbolic pre-existing conditions order amid lawsuit MORE (Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerOn The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline Vulnerable Democrats tell Pelosi COVID-19 compromise 'essential' Anxious Democrats amp up pressure for vote on COVID-19 aid MORE (Md.), in bashing the proposal, which has slim chances of passing in Congress.

Shortly after the president announced his plan on Thursday, Pelosi said it was “dead on arrival” and “not a remotely serious proposal.”

Hoyer said Trump was promoting “xenophobic and false stereotypes about immigrants from certain parts of the world.”