Historical Perspective on Immigration

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Brian Morales
December 12, 2012

Historical Perspective on Immigration

The U.S immigration having a historical perspective policy is in two different epochs and in two different administrations. In year 1986, the IRCA (the immigration Reform and Control Act was achieved by Congress this was under Ronald Reagan’s Administration, Ronald the 40th president of the United States and revitalizing the Republican Party. This law streamed the immigration policy focusing on the forgiveness and enforcement. This law had a lot of duties and requirements, employees had to attest to their employee’s immigration status, this made it illegal to hire or recruit immigrants who lack documentation which allowed them to work in the U.S. Immigrants that wanted to station in the United States before January 1, 1982 had reside there continuously. Amnesty was a certain seasonal agricultural illegal immigrants. However, policy came in role in this Immigration Policy was under the loop of Congress in 2007. George W. Bush Administration having the strongest support, Congress argued the Secure Border and Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007. In 2006 the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act, Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, Security Through Regularized Immigration and Vibrant Economy Act of 2007 where all compromised based on failed immigration reform bills. The Secure Border, Economoic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007 fouced on a strong enforcement while in the creation of this “Z visa”, this would have been granted to those people that were living with legal statues. This documented required an undocumented immigrant to be in his/her home country and they apply for their green card. Unfortunely, this law ended family reunification and it a benefit that can allow a U.S citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident to bring there family for example, there husband or wife, children and parents and live in the United States legally.
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