Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, talked about the immigration situation at the border. She mentions a statement from former Republican President, Ronald Regan, that shows him to be supportive of accepting migrants into the country. Ronald Regan is a prominent Republican figure so to use his own quotes supporting immigration is combative with the current Republican Party beliefs.
PELOSI: “But to remember three things; one, we must secure our border; two, we have a moral responsibility to accept refugees; and three, our nation is great because we are a nation of immigrants. But don't take it from me, listen to Ronald Reagan. When I quote Ronald Reagan to my Republican colleagues, he doesn't get any applause. Can you imagine that? Not even Ronald Reagan, who has really said, “America is preeminent in the world because we have a constant flow of newcomers to our country. And when we close the door, we will be diminishing our preeminence in the world.””