1980 Reagan-Bush Debate Video: Give Mexican Immigrants Work Permits & No Border Fence
- by: Alan Duke
- (Fri, 08 Jan 2016 02:17:22 Z)
What Would Ronald Reagan Do? Video from a 1980 debate between presidential candidates Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush show the 2016 GOP candidates are far different on the matter of illegal immigration and Mexico border security.
Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush agreed when a questioner asked them if the children of illegal immigrants should be allowed to attend public schools in the United States. Yes, they both answered.
Reagan went even further. "Make it possible for them to come here legally with a work permit and then while they're working and earning here, they pay taxes, and when they want to go back they can go back."
The Reagan and Bush positions of 36 years ago are a sharp contrast to the huge wall GOP frontrunner Donald Trump vows to build if elected president.
Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush debate Mexican border security...
What would Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush say about immigration and securing the Mexican border today?Well, here's what they said about it in 1980 during a GOP debate in Houston.(Archival video from Getty Images)Posted by Houston Chronicle on Tuesday, January 5, 2016