Pub. L 99-603 Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
Nov. 6 1986
Ninety-ninth Congress of the United States of America
AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the twenty-first day of January, one thousand nine hundred and eighty-six
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise and reform the immigration laws, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; REFERENCES IN ACT.
(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the "Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986".
(b) Amendments to Immigration and Nationality Act.--Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Act, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed as an amendment to, or repeal of, a provision, the reference shall be deemed to be made to the Immigration and Nationality Act.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Sec. 1. Short title; references in Act.
TITLE I--CONTROL OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
Sec. 101. Control of unlawful employment of aliens.
Sec. 102. Unfair immigration-related employment practices.
Sec. 103. Fraud and misuse of certain immigration-related documents.
Part B--Improvement of Enforcement and Services
Sec. 111. Authorization of appropriations for enforcement and service
activities of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Sec. 112. Unlawful transportation of aliens to the United States.
Sec. 114. Liability of owners and operators of international bridges and toll
roads to prevent the unauthorized landing of aliens.
Sec. 115. Enforcement of the immigration laws of the United States.
Sec. 116. Restricting warrantless entry in the case of outdoor agricultural operations.
Sec. 117. Restrictions on adjustment of status.
Part C--Verification of Status Under Certain Programs
Sec. 121. Verification of immigration status of aliens applying for benefits under certain programs.
Sec. 203. Updating registry date to January 1, 1972.
Sec. 204. State legalization impact-assistance grants.
TITLE III--REFORM OF LEGAL IMMIGRATION
Part A--Temporary Agricultural Workers
Sec. 302. Permanent residence for certain special agricultural workers.
Sec. 303. Determinations of agricultural labor shortages and admission of additional special agricultural workers.
Sec. 304. Commission on Agricultural Workers.
Sec. 305. Eligibility of H-2 agricultural workers for certain legal assistance.
Part B--Other Changes in the Immigration Law
Sec. 313. Visa waiver pilot program for certain visitors.
Sec. 314. Making visas available for nonpreference immigrants.
TITLE IV--REPORTS TO CONGRESS
Sec. 401. Triennial comprehensive report on immigration.
Sec. 402. Reports on unauthorized alien employment.
Sec. 405. Report on visa waiver pilot program.
Sec. 406. Report on Immigration and Naturalization Service.
TITLE V--STATE ASSISTANCE FOR INCARCERATION COSTS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS AND CERTAIN CUBAN NATIONALS
Sec. 501. Reimbursement of States for costs of incarcerating illegal aliens and certain Cuban nationals.
TITLE VI--COMMISSION FOR THE STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND COOPERATIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Sec. 601. Commission for the Study of International Migration and Cooperative Economic Development.
TITLE VII--FEDERAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEPORTABLE AND EXCLUDABLE ALIENS CONVICTED OF CRIMES
Sec. 701. Expeditious deportation of convicted aliens.
Sec. 702. Identification of facilities to incarcerate deportable or excludable aliens.
The entire law: