Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) has a problem with the Senate's sweeping immigration overhaul proposal: it "disadvantages women."

In a conversation with The Washington Post's Brook Silva-Braga on The Fold, the freshman senator decried the bill for moving immigration policy to a two-tiered system that reduces people to points. Awarding foreigners for their level of education or work experience "institutionalizes and sets in concrete the unequal opportunities that women have in these countries," she said.