Letter | Reagan amnesty failed because Democrats failed to live up to promise

08/17/2014 12:00 AM

08/15/2014 6:02 PM

Re: Aug. 1 column by Eugene Robinson, "Immigration Reform, GOP Needs to get on Board"

One of the reasons the Republican party's paralysis on immigration reform, is the distrust they have for the Democratic party.

You summarized your opinion on your closing statement. I quote: “Republicans love to forget Ronald Reagan was responsible for the last big amnesty to undocumented immigrants, back in 1986.

Sir, you failed to mention President Reagan signed the law re: Amnesty to 20 million immigrants with one caveat. It was a promise by the Democratic congress to secure the southern border. They reneged on their promise.

Had the border been sealed back then, there would be no problem today.

The writer lives in Surfside Beach.

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