Lets not forget Faceman that Reagan was the Gov. Of California.
A state with a large influx of undocumented workers. He was also a ranch owner.
Gov Perry of Texas and both Presidents Bush also were not in line with the anti immigrant portion of the Republican Party that is now very vocal.
In fact George W bush had a favorable image in Texas with hispanic voters.
Funny Faceman I thought the amnesty was one of Reagans better decisions. Shalom
I don't know why you would think the amnesty was one of Reagan's better decisions. It is history now, and history clearly demonstrates his decision opened the revolving door on our border. Without the amnesty our problem would not be nearly as serious as it is nowm and we wouldn't even be having tghese discussions.
There have always been illegal immigrants from Mexico - long before Reagan. But they were not a particularly meaningful issue until after the amnesty opened the floodgates. Back in 1981, INS hauled off most of our seismic crew in South Texas, who were illegals, escorted them across the border, and by the time the sun came up the next morning, they were back. No one else but the illegals would work on the seismic crews in South Texas in the dead of summer with the heat, scorpions, and rattlesnakes, so they were needed, filled a niche, and it was no harm-no foul. But that was 30 years ago and a different world. Now the illegal invasion has progressed far beyond filling a needed labor niche...