Domina makes reference to Reagan in pushing for pathway to citizenship

RRN/Dave Domina

Democratic Senate candidate Dave Domina mentioned immigration reform passed by Republican President Ronald Reagan in pushing Saturday for a pathway for citizenship for illegal immigrants.

Reagan signed into law in 1986 not only tough penalties for those who knowingly hired illegal immigrants but also granted citizenship to three million illegal immigrants who had been in the U.S. for a minimum four years. The illegals had to have meaningful employment, pay a fine and back taxes and be able to speak English, but Domina believes similar legislation is what should be considered now.

Domina told KNEB News we need to recognize that "people who came here with the hope of living a better life love the U.S. even when forced to live in the shadows of our law. They ought to be made welcome and allowed to be citizens. We would all be better off for that."

Domina made his comments while visiting the local area during the Oregon Trail Days celebration over the weekend.

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