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How Does the Senate Immigration Proposal Compare to the 1986 Reform?

By Matt Graham

Thursday, June 6, 2013

In 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA, or Simpson-Mazzoli) granted legal status to about three million unauthorized immigrants. As Congress attempts to once again address our broken immigration system, stakeholders on all sides of the immigration reform debate have sought to compare current proposals to the IRCA. To support an informed dialogue, BPC prepared a comparison between IRCA and the current Senate proposal, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S.744).

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