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Original name: 8 U.S. Code, secs. 1324a-1324c
Name: Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Public Law 99-603 (S. 1200).
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1986-11-05
Entry into force:
Published on: U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1986-12, No. 10A, 87 p.
ISN: USA-1986-L-2965
Bibliography: U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1986-12, No. 10A, 87 p.
U.S. Labor and Employment, 1991-03, West, R., BNA Books, Washington, D.C., USA, pp. 10/76-10/83
U.S. Code, Office of the Law Revision Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, USA
Abstract/Citation: Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act in various respects. Inserts a new section 274A (8 USC 1324) to make unlawful the recruitment or referral for employment of unauthorized aliens. The Act also establishes an employment verification system to ascertain that a person is not an unauthorized alien. Violations are subject to an order to cease and desist and to pay civil penalty. A new section 274B prohibits discrimination based on national origin or citizenship status as being unfair immigration-related employment practice, and establishes a complaints procedure for a person to obtain redress therefor. The Act further contains new provisions governing temporary agricultural workers and special agricultural workers (Title II, Part A of the amendments). In addition, it denies admission to the United States alien crewmen for the purpose of working on board a vessel or aircraft at the time of a strike (section 315 (d) of the amendments). Further, illegal aliens who have lived in the United States continuously since 1 January 1982 may apply for legal status.
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