- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 10, 2014

President Obama on Thursday invoked the late Ronald Reagan in pushing Republicans to support comprehensive immigration reform.

Speaking at a rally in Austin, Texas, the president referenced the 1986 immigration overhaul that. among other things, offered legal status to many illegal immigrants already in the U.S.

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Today’s GOP, the president said, should take a lesson from Reagan, who signed the measure into law.

Ronald Reagan passed immigration reform and you love Ronald Reagan. Let’s go ahead and do it,” Mr. Obama said.

A broad immigration reform bill passed the Senate last year but has stalled in the House.