What would Reagan do? Here’s what he said about immigration, walls and open bordersPosted: February 29, 2016 Filed under: U.S. politics | Tags: 2016 presidential race, American politics, amnesty, Berlin Wall, Donald Trump, George H.W. Bush, immigration, Republican Party, Ronald Reagan 1 Comment
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?”