AFL-CIO reviews new immigration law

The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 included both an amnesty for some undocumented immigrants in the U.S., and stronger border enforcement measures. The law also imposed penalties on employers who knowingly hired undocumented workers, a provision many immigrant and Chicano-rights advocates had opposed. In this pamphlet, the AFL-CIO lays out the implications of the new law for unions and working people. View the Document.