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Reagan Signs the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

Dan Rather reports:

Reagan’s statement http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=36699

“We have consistently supported a legalization program which is both generous to the alien and fair to the countless thousands of people throughout the world who seek legally to come to America. The legalization provisions in this act will go far to improve the lives of a class of individuals who now must hide in the shadows, without access to many of the benefits of a free and open society. Very soon many of these men and women will be able to step into the sunlight and, ultimately, if they choose, they may become Americans.”

Image of Reagan signing the bill from http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/

Race, Always Race

“Race, always race. Feed a person, educate them and refrain from hitting them, and my guess is you end up with a smart person, regardless of the color of their skin. Immigrants come here because they feel like they’ve got a shot at that, not because they already have it, you morons.”

Commenter on a via Metafilter thread about Jason Richwine’s resignation from the Heritage foundation and his Harvard PhD dissertation on race and IQ