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As immigration roils GOP, it's worth asking: What would Reagan do?
As immigration roils GOP, it's worth asking: What would Reagan do?

Watching the Republican implosion over President Obama’s request for money to deal with Central American minors at our southern border in particular, and the party’s inability to craft a rational approach to immigration in general, two words spring to mind: How unReaganesque. What would our 40th president think of the disarray in which his beloved Republican Party finds itself? What, to quote many Republicans, would Reagan do? Of course, we don’t know what he would do. But we know what he did. In 1986, President Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act (a.k.a. Simpson-Mazzoli), which allowed some 3 million immigrants who were in the country illegally to...

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