preview

Chapter I: Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), the Inadmissibility

Decent Essays
Six years after the promulgation of the Refugee Act of 1980 the U.S. Congress enacted the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), on November of 1986, with the objective to control and deter the illegal immigration into the United States. The major provisions demanded; a) the legalization of foreign nationals who had been continuously unlawfully present in our country since 1982. b) Demanded the creation of mechanism to secure and enforce the United States borders. c) The legal adjustment of certain agriculture workers, and sanctions corporations who intentional or knowingly hire illegal foreign workers.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), had several contributions to solve the problem of immigration in
…show more content…
Third, IRCA demonstrates the need of an immigration program that define the status to the close family members while the head of the family await to become lawful permanent residents. Data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shows that approximately 4.4 million persons are in a visa limbo awaiting to be adjusted, which 97 percent have a qualifying family relationship to a U.S. citizen. Therefore, it is imperative an immigration program that reduce the visa waiting list, and provide a permanent solution for the immigration status of family members. .
Fourth, IRCA supports strong immigration enforcement limiting illegal migration into the country by reducing the unauthorized population through increased border enforcement and requiring employers to verify the eligibility (E-verify) of their workers; program that has been challenged by dishonest employers, inadequate enforcement and widespread document fraud. It would be necessary the increase the use of an electronic employer verification system, and strengthen the security of identity documents. These measures would increase and expand the U.S. immigration enforcement programs over many years.
The budget of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) increased from approximately $1.2 billion to
    Get Access