The Ephemeral Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: Its Formation, Failure and Future Implications

Abstract

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) was an attempt to create a comprehensive solution to illegal immigration. However, since that time, illegal immigration has risen considerably. What are the reasons for this failure? And what does this suggest for future immigration policy? This paper analyzes IRCA’s formation, key features, reasons for failure and possible recommendations for the future.
Published
2017-02-24
How to Cite
. The Ephemeral Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: Its Formation, Failure and Future Implications. Hinckley Journal of Politics, [S.l.], v. 8, feb. 2017. ISSN 2163-0798. Available at: <http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/HJP/article/view/3776>. Date accessed: 25 may 2019.
Section
Student Papers