Ronald Reagan 1987 on Immigrants


President Ronald Reagan speaks May 3, 1987 at Ellis Island in New York City.

“They didn’t ask what this country could do for them, but what they could do to make this refuge the greatest home of freedom in history,” Reagan says in the footage. “They brought with them courage and the values of family, work and freedom. Let us pledge to each other that we can make America Great"


No comments? It’s quite a contrast from shoot if rocks are thrown.


but wasn’t Reagan only talking abut the well born Brit Aristocrats that settled Virginia and the James River Valley, not the niggly little brown people that came later on?


Perhaps, I can’t be sure. He was the President tnat signed the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, before this speech.