Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, also known as the Simpson-Mazzoli Act after its two authors, Rep. Romano Mazzoli (D-KY) and Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY), contained three primary promises:
- The government would make a concerted effort to control the borders.
- An effective employer verification program would ensure that only legal workers were hired.
- One-time amnesty would be granted for people illegally in the United States.
Not one of these three promises were kept.