INS and the Budgetary Impact of Implementing the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: Hearing Before the Committee on the Budget, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session, April 30, 1987   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the opening statement of the Hon. William H. Gray III: "We are going to begin the hearing at this point. I am pleased that the House Budget Committee has been convened today to explore the budgetary implications of the legalization program authorized under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. As you know, next Tuesday marks the beginning of the single largest amnesty program for illegal aliens that has ever been conducted by any one nation. May 5 is a landmark date in our Nation's history for on this day every man, woman and child, estimated by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to be 3.9 million individuals, who can provide documented evidence that they have been residing within our borders since January 1, 1982, is eligible to make application for temporary legal status which can lead eventually to full U.S. citizenship. But the legalization program set to begin next Tuesday is only one part of this landmark immigration reform enacted by the Congress last year. Beginning June 1, the Immigration and Naturalization Service will initiate an employer sanctions program to enforce the provisions of IRCA which expressly prohibit the hiring and employment of an alien who is unauthorized to work in the United States. Employer sanctions in combination with increased enforcement capabilities of the U.S. Border Patrol on our Nation's borders are designed to restore integrity to the immigration process in the United States and to stem the ever-growing tide of illegal immigrants into this country." Additional material submitted for the record includes that of Charles E. Schumer.

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