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Thursday, June 10, 2004

Reagan and Hispanics

There may be a lesson here for W:

Democratic Caucus Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the highest ranking Latino in the House, said, “I think President Reagan enjoyed deep respect in the Latino community in part because of the amnesty bill.”

Menendez explained that Reagan, working with Democrats, offered political amnesty and a path toward citizenship for illegal Mexican immigrants.

“Because of the amnesty law, he’s pretty highly regarded,” said Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.), adding, “In other ways, his domestic policy wasn’t the best for the Latino community.”

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