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But for two of the biggest controversies in the news this week — immigration and torture — conservatives won’t like the answer they get when they ask, “What would Reagan do?” After all, President Reagan didn’t just sign an amnesty bill for three million undocumented immigrants in 1986. He then acted unilaterally to keep thousands of immigrant families together by using the exact same executive authority President Obama turned to on Thursday night. And when it comes to the ongoing national shame that is the Bush administration’s regime of detainee torture, it was Reagan who in 1988 signed the Convention Against Torture that not only codified waterboarding as a crime, but demanded that the United States prosecute those who ordered and perpetrated it.”

But for two of the biggest controversies in the news this week -- immigration and torture -- conservatives won't like the answer they get when they ask, "What would Reagan do?" After all, President Reagan didn't just sign an amnesty bill for three million undocumented immigrants in 1986. He then acted unilaterally to keep thousands of immigrant families together by using the exact same executive authority President Obama turned to on Thursday night. And when it comes to the ongoing national shame that is the Bush administration's regime of detainee torture, it was Reagan who in 1988 signed the Convention Against Torture that not only codified waterboarding as a crime, but demanded that the United States prosecute those who ordered and perpetrated it."
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