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Selma's choice: When Homer gets sick from the sandwich
King Sized Homer: The one where Homer gets fat to be on disability
Homie the Clown: Homer goes to clown college
Duffless: Homer quits drinking after getting a dui
Au contraire... look up the Immigration Act of 1986 in which Reagan allowed illegal immigrants to become citizens upon passage of certain requirements.
"I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally." Ronald Reagan
Those who do acknowledge the quote say Reagan’s plan did not solve the problem, but it never truly addressed it. No change was made to the long, drawn-out process and limits on green cards that discourage many from applying. Reagan’s plan was meant to address well-intentioned immigrants already in the country, and according to former Republican Senator Alan Simpson, a close friend of Reagan, that is exactly what it did. “(Reagan) knew that it was not right for people to be abused,” Simpson told NPR. “Anybody who’s here illegally is going to be abused in some way, either financially [or] physically.”
Robinson (Reagan's Speechwriter) echoed Reagan’s sentiments, saying they were still relevant today. “It was in Ronald Reagan’s bones — it was part of his understanding of America — that the country was fundamentally open to those who wanted to join us here.”
Robinson also pointed out that Reagan was opposed to a border fence and using military as guards. He said Reagan’s personal journals mention his opposition of a military-staffed border fence. He also told then-Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo that he wanted the U.S/Mexico border to be “something other than the location for a fence.”
Robinson did say that Reagan did want immigration enforcement toughened, but not at the expense of an amnesty program. “I think he would have felt taking those 3 million people and making them Americans was a success,” he said.