What has happened to the Republican Party? They talk about their respect and love for Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush, and their desire to continue their legacy. To do this, they somehow find the need to start a civil war against undocumented Hispanic immigrants, referring to them as rapists, murderers, criminals, and inhumane. Their entire candidacy seems based on deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants and building a huge wall along the Mexican border.
Below is what George H. Bush stated in 1980 about undocumented immigrants:
Look, I’d like to see something done about the illegal alien problem that would be so sensitive and so understanding about labor needs and human needs that that problem wouldn’t come up. But today, if those people are here, I would reluctantly say I think they would get whatever it is, you know, that society is giving to their neighbors. But the problem has to be solved. The problem has to be solved. Because, as we have made illegal some kinds of labor that I’d like to see legal, we’re doing two things, we’re creating a whole society of really honorable, decent, family-loving people that are in violation of the law and secondly we’re exacerbating relations with Mexico…. If they’re living here, I don’t want to see six and eight year old kids being made totally uneducated and made to feel like they’re living totally outside the law. These are good people, strong people.
Below is what Ronald Reagan said:
Rather than talking about putting up a fence, why don’t we work out some recognition of our mutual problems? Make it possible for them to come here legally with a work permit. And then, while they’re working and earning here they can pay taxes here. And then when they want to go back, they can go back. Open the borders both ways.
Why is the current GOP stating the exact opposite of those they claim to admire. Reagan and Bush would be horrified by the current candidates.
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