Immigration Reform Bill Contains New Enforcement Provisions

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Wednesday, October 1, 1986
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
2
Issue: 
10
Abstract: 
On October 17, 1986, the Senate by a 63-24 vote passed the first major immigration reform legislation in 30 years, sending the measure to the White House where President Reagan has promised to sign it.  The bill (S 1200) contains employer sanction provisions which call for fines ranging from $250 to $2,000 for the first offense of knowingly hiring an illegal alien, $2,000 to $5,000 for a second offense, and $3,000 to $10,000 for subsequent offenses.