Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, also known as the Simpson-Mazzoli Act, is named after it's two authors: Romano Mazzoli and Alan Simpson.
The bill contained three primary promises:
1) The government would make a concerted effort to control the borders.
2) An effective employer verification program would ensure that only legal workers were hired.
3) One-time amnesty would be granted for people illegally in the United States.
Not one of these three promises were kept.