Family Unification, Employer Sanctions and Anti-Discrimination Under IRCA: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and International Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session on Family Unification, Employer Sanctions and Anti-Discrimination Under IRCA, August 23, 1988 [open pdf - 4MB]
From the opening statement of the Hon. Romano Mazzoli, Chairman, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and International Law: "I have just a very brief statement, just to the general effect that the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and International Law does meet today here in San Antonio at Trinity College for a field hearing to continue its oversight on the implementation of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. IRCA, as it is given the acronym, is a balanced piece of legislation. It is designed to bring about greater control over our border entry and exit. At the same time, it is meant to do humanity and justice and compassion to the people who are in this country, in some cases illegally. As we know, in an effort to provide this balance, we have employer sanctions, which is again designed to eliminate the lure that would induce people to cross the borders and enter the country. We provide anti-discrimination protection so that the people who need jobs and want jobs and are qualified for jobs can get them, and not be discriminated against. And then we have the question of the various labor programs, the H2A program, the program for agricultural labor." Additional materials submitted to the record include that of Texas State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos.
Serial No. 83
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