What would Reagan do? Here’s what he said about immigration, walls and open borders

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Reagan signed into law the bipartisan Simpson-Mazzoli Law that granted amnesty to millions of people living illegally in the United States.

Ronald Reagan was all about tearing down walls, as in Berlin.

But he also was against building them, as in Mexico.

With all of the heated political rhetoric about Mexico today, it’s a good time to revisit what presidential candidates Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush said about immigration as they debated each other during the 1980 campaign.

“Rather than talking about putting up a fence, why don’t we work out some recognition of our mutual concerns?” Reagan asked.

Bush tried to be even more pro-immigrant, noting at one point, “Part of my family is a Mexican.”

Listen for yourself. And ask yourself, “Would Ronald Reagan be welcome in today’s Trump-guided Republican Party?”


One Comment on “What would Reagan do? Here’s what he said about immigration, walls and open borders”

  1. Peter Gill says:

    The Strategic Defense Initative (SDI) proposed by President Reagon was his deterrent against a nuclear attack, which is the same argument used by North Korea. Japan is viewed by North Korea and China as the worlds biggest threat. The decision by the United States after the second world war to treat North Korea and China as the enemy, and support Japan, is to view the United States with deep suspicion,


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