Why Does Immigration Reform Legislation Fail?

Article author: 
Mark Krikorian and Jerry Krammer
Article publisher: 
Center for Immigration Studies
Article date: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Article category: 
National Issues
Article Body: 

Since President Reagan signed into law the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), five presidents have supported legislation containing an amnesty for a large portion of the illegal immigrant population. All of these pieces of legislation traded amnesty for enforcement, except the most recent, the Biden-Menendez immigration bill (U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021). . . .