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S. 1200 (99th): Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), Pub.L. 99–603, 100 Stat. 3445, enacted November 6, 1986, also known as the Simpson–Mazzoli Act, signed into law by Ronald Reagan on November 6, 1986, is an Act of Congress which reformed United States immigration law. The Act

  • required employers to attest to their employees' immigration status;
  • made it illegal to hire or recruit illegal immigrants knowingly;
  • legalized certain seasonal agricultural illegal immigrants, and;
  • legalized illegal immigrants who entered the United States before January 1, 1982 and had resided there ...

Sponsor and status

Alan Simpson

Sponsor. Senator for Wyoming. Republican.

Introduced:

May 23, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 6, 1986

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 6, 1986.

Law:

Pub.L. 99-603

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 6, 1986

History

May 23, 1985
 
Introduced

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Jul 30, 1985
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 19, 1985
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Oct 9, 1986
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 17, 1986
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate (House next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report.

Nov 6, 1986
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Nov 6, 1986
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S. 1200 (99th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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