The text of the bill below is as of Nov 6, 1986 (Passed Congress).
Summary of this bill
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 or the Reagan Amnesty, 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 undocumented immigrants, and;
- legalized undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before January 1, 1982 and had resided there continuously with the penalty of a fine, back taxes due, and admission of guilt; candidates were …
PUBLIC LAW 99-603—NOV. 6, 1986 100 STAT. 3445 (2) Seven members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number may hold hearings. (e) TERMINATION DATE.—The Commission shall terminate on the date on which a report is required to be transmitted by subsection (c), except that the Commission may continue to function for not more than thirty days thereafter for the purpose of concluding its activities. TITLE VII—FEDERAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEPORTABLE AND EXCLUDABLE ALIENS CONVICTED OF CRIMES SEC. 701. EXPEDITIOUS DEPORTATION OF CONVICTED ALIENS. ,• Section 242 (8 U.S.C. 1254) is amended by adding at the end the 8 use 1252. following new subsection: "(i) In the case of an alien who is convicted of an offense which makes the alien subject to deportation, the Attorney General shall begin any deportation proceeding as expeditiously as possible after the date of the conviction.". v SEC. 702. IDENTIFICATION OF FACILITIES TO INCARCERATE DEPORTABLE OR EXCLUDABLE ALIENS. The President shall require the Secretary of Defense, in coopera- President of U.S. tion with the Attorney General and by not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, to provide to the Attorney General a list of facilities of the Department of Defense that could ' "^'" " be made available to the Bureau of Prisons for use in incarcerating aliens who are subject to exclusion or deportation from the United States. Approved November 6,1986. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 1200 (H.R. 3810): HOUSE REPORTS: No. 99-682, Pt. 1 (Comm. on the Judiciary), Pt. 2 (Comm. on Eklucation and Labor), Pt. 3 (Comm. on Ways and Means), Pt. 4 (Comm. on Energy and Commerce), and Pt. 5 (Comm. on Agricul- ture), all accompanying H.R. 3810. SENATE REPORTS: No. 99-132 (Comm. on the Judiciary) and No. 99-1000 (Comm. of C!onference). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 131 (1985): Sept. 11-13, 16-19, considered and passed Senate. Vol. 132 (1986): Oct. 9, H.R. 3810 considered and passed House; proceedings vacated and S. 1200, amended, passed in lieu. Oct. 15, House agreed to conference report. Oct. 17, Senate agreed to conference report. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 22 (1986): Nov. 6, Presidential statement and remarks.