Immigration Law

At Its 25th Anniversary, IRCA's Legacy Lives On

"On November 6, 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). The law, which is best known for connecting strengthened immigration enforcement with legalization provisions for unauthorized immigrants, marked a significant milestone in immigration policy.  IRCA ushered in the most far-reaching changes in immigration law since the passage of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act." - MPI, Nov. 16, 2011.