Immigration Reform and Control Act
The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), Pub.L. 99-603, 100 Stat. 3359, enacted November 6, 1986, also Simpson-Mazzoli Act, is an Act of Congress which reformed United States immigration law.
In brief the act:
- required employers to attest to their employees’ immigration status.
- made it illegal to knowingly hire or recruit unauthorized immigrants.
- granted amnesty to certain seasonal agricultural illegal immigrants.
- granted amnesty to illegal immigrants who entered the United States before January 1, 1982 and had resided there continuously. … Continue Reading