President, Ronald Wilson Reagan

Immigration Explosion


The Reagan Amnesty of 1986

Immigration Reform and Control Act of November 6, 1986

Destroyed What Was Left of the United States


President Ronald Reagan re-lit the Statue of Liberty torch in July 1986 and then, later that year, signed the Simpson-Mazzoli Act (also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act)


Amnesty To Foreign Nationals Within the Borders of the US

Without Official Permission From the Proper Federal Authorities (* illegal aliens)

Was Granted To.....


1) those who could show that they had resided illegally in the United States continuously since at least January 1, 1982; and


2) those who had worked as agricultural workers for at least 90 days between May 1, 1985 and May 1, 1986.

Ted Kennedy Immigration Reform Remarks 1965 (+) This Act led by him, is the foundation of the 1986 Amnesty and the present national security crisis caused by  nation destroying illegal immigration invasion


As much as American love and appreciate the late US President, Ronald Wilson Reagan for most of his domestic conservative and especially his foreign policies, the 1986 Amnesty to illegal aliens was/is perhaps, the "death nail" of the United States, because it directly destroys the Constitutional Mandate of the UNFINISHED BUSINESS with the Emancipated Slaves that this "New Nation" contractually has with GOD, through the Declaration of Independence.


The late President, Abraham Lincoln says at Gettysburg on November 19,1863 that "It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us;"


The Reagan Amnesty, more than all the antics of the Ku Klux Klan from 1866 until now, which is the terror arm of the Democratic Party designed specifically to end or impede the advancement of the Emancipated Slaves into full "equal justice under the law" US citizenship "as is enjoyed by White citizens" according the edicts of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the progenitor of the 14th Amendment.


The Simposn-Mazzoli Act, commonly known as the Reagan Amnesty, directly obstructed the unfinished business of the American Dream which was to:

* emancipate the slaves that the United States inherited from the British Empire, July 4,1776;

 * bring them into full citizenship as a beacon of light and hope to immigrants fleeing to America from various forms of tyranny 

* to import the ideals of the American Dream into their native lands around the earth.


Legislative background and description

Romano L. Mazzoli was a Democratic representative from Kentucky and Alan K. Simpson was a Republican senator from Wyoming who chaired their respective immigration subcommittees in Congress. Their effort was assisted by the recommendations of the bipartisan Commission on Immigration Reform, chaired by Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, then President of the University of Notre Dame.

The law criminalized the act of knowingly hiring an illegal immigrant and established financial and other penalties for those employing illegal aliens under the theory that low prospects for employment would reduce illegal immigration. It introduced the I-9 form to ensure that all employees presented documentary proof of their legal eligibility to accept employment in the United States.

These sanctions would only apply to employers that had more than three employees and that did not make a sufficient effort to determine the legal status of their workers.

The first Simpson-Mazzoli Bill was reported out of the House of Senate Judiciary Committees. The bill failed to be received by the House, however, where civil rights advocates were concerned over the potential for abuse and discrimination against Hispanics, growers' groups rallied for additional provisions for foreign labor, and the Chamber of Commerce persistently opposed sanctions against employers.

The second Simpson-Mazzoli Bill finally passed both houses in 1985, but it came apart in the conference committee over the issue of cost. This year marked an important turning point for the reform effort.

First, employer opposition to employer sanctions began to subside, placated at least in part by the "affirmative defense" clause in the law which explicitly releases employers from any obligation to check the authenticity of documents presented to them.

Second, agricultural employers shifted their focus from opposition to employer sanctions to a concerted campaign to secure alternative sources of foreign labor. As opposition to employer sanctions waned and growers' lobbying efforts for extensive temporary worker programs intensified, agricultural worker programs began to outrank employer sanctions component as the most controversial element of reform.

The following year, Senator Simpson reintroduced the bill that Congressional opponents were now calling "The Monster from the Blue Lagoon". By September, this Senate version had already passed.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) was enacted by Congress in response to the large and rapidly growing illegal alien population in the United States.

The final bill was the result of a dramatic compromise between those who wanted to reduce illegal immigration into the United States and those who wanted to "wipe the slate clean" for those illegals already living here by granting them legal residence. As enacted, IRCA included a massive amnesty program for two main categories of illegal aliens:

1) those who could show that they had resided illegally in the United States continuously since at least January 1, 1982; and

2) those who had worked as agricultural workers for at least 90 days between May 1, 1985 and May 1, 1986.

As a "balance" to this huge amnesty, IRCA also included several provisions designed to: strengthen the enforcement of immigration laws (including sanctions for employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens); increase border controls; and create a program to verify the immigration status of aliens applying for certain welfare benefits.

Ted Kennedy Immigration Remarks 1965   President Johnson Immigration Remarks

Effect upon the labor market

According to one study, the IRCA caused some employers to discriminate against workers who appeared foreign, resulting in a small reduction in overall Hispanic employment. Another study stated that if hired, wages were being lowered to compensate employers for the perceived risk of hiring foreigners.


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