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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. 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.

  3. Nov 4, 2023 · Congress enacted the Immigration Reform and Control Act (also known as the Simpson-Mazzoli Act or the Reagan Amnesty) and President Ronald Reagan signed it into law in November 1986. This act introduced civil and criminal penalties to employers who knowingly hired undocumented immigrants or individuals unauthorized to work in the U.S.

  4. Approved November 6, 1986. 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. 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. The legislation passed the U.S. Senate on a 63-24 vote and the House 238-173 in October 1986.

  6. The path to citizenship for those living in the United States without lawful status will consist of four steps: (1) Adjustment to “Registered Provisional Immigrant” (RPI) Status; (2) Extension/Renewal of RPI status (3) Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR); and (4) Naturalization.

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  8. IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986. [Public Law 99–603, Nov. 6, 1986; as amended by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 1988 (Pub. L. 100–202), the Immi-gration Technical Corrections Amendments of 1988 (Pub. L. 100– 525), Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, 1990 (Pub. L. 101–166), the ...

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