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  1. The Immigration Reform and Control Act altered U.S. immigration law by making it illegal to knowingly hire illegal immigrants, and establishing financial and other penalties for companies that employed illegal immigrants. The act also legalized most illegal immigrants who had arrived in the country prior to January 1, 1984.

  2. Establishes procedures for the status adjustment to permanent resident of certain Cuban and Haitian entrants who arrived in the United States before January 1, 1982. Updates from June 30, 1948, to January 1, 1972, the registry date for permanent entry admissions records.

  3. To address the problem of unauthorized immigration, Congress implemented through bipartisan agreement a multi-pronged system that provided amnesty for established residents, increased border enforcement, enhanced requirements of employers, and expanded guestworker visa programs.

  4. Mar 4, 2009 · An Act to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise and reform the immigration laws, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States

  5. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) was the culmination of an acrimonious struggle among lawmakers over the issue of “porous borders.” The history of this struggle illuminates how a changing polity resolved contentious debates about race, vulnerable populations, labor, and security, and its outcome cast a long shadow on ...

  6. Jul 9, 2024 · The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), Pub.L. 99–603, 100 Stat. 3445, enacted November 6, 1986, also known as the Simpson–Mazzoli Act or the Reagan Amnesty, signed into law by Ronald Reagan on November 6, 1986, is an Act of Congress which reformed United States immigration law. The Act

  7. Nov 6, 1986 · The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), Pub.L. 99–603, 100 Stat. 3445, enacted November 6, 1986, also known as the Simpson–Mazzoli Act or the Reagan Amnesty, signed into law by Ronald Reagan on November 6, 1986, is an Act of Congress which reformed United States immigration law. The Act

  8. The Immigration Reform and Control Act granted temporary legal status to individuals residing in the United States without legal permission who had entered the country before January 1, 1982, had resided continuously in the country since that time, and were otherwise admissible under the law.

  9. Jul 3, 2019 · Known also as the Simpson-Mazzoli Act for its legislative sponsors, the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 was passed by Congress as an attempt to control illegal immigration into the United States.

  10. the Immigration and Nationality Act. TABLE OF CONTENTS Sec. 1. Short title; references in Act. TITLE I—CONTROL OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION PART A—EMPLOYMENT Sec. 101. Control of unlawful employment of aliens. Sec. 102. Unfair immigration-related employment practices. Sec. 103. Fraud and misuse of certain immigration-related documents.

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