A woman is dead in a hit-and-run crash and now police said a man faces charges.
Minn_Cpl: Thirty-five years ago, during a primary debate between Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, both former presidents spoke with compassion about immigrants living in the United States when they were asked whether the U.S. should allow the children of undocumented immigrants to go to public schools. “Today, if those people are here, I would reluctantly say I think they would get whatever it is, you know, that society is giving to their neighbors,” Bush said at the time, calling immigrants “good people, strong people.” “Because, as we have made illegal some kinds of labor that I’d like to see legal, we’re doing two things. We’re creating a whole society of really honorable, Reagan responded in kind, stating in part, “Rather than talking about putting up a fence, why don’t we work out some recognition of our mutual problems?” “Open the borders both ways,” he added. Six years later, as president of the United States, Reagan signed legislation that created a pathway to citizenship for 3 million undocumented immigrants . Though current Republican candidates have invoked Reagan’s description of immigrants as “Americans by choice,” their rhetoric on immigration reform has not included the same kind of compassion that Reagan and Bush once showed.