IRCA Anti-Discrimination Amendments of 1990

Gao ID: T-GGD-90-51 June 27, 1990

GAO discussed proposed immigration antidiscrimination legislation. GAO found that: (1) there was a substantial amount of discrimination as a result of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA); (2) education and reform would help reduce discrimination; (3) the proposed legislation retains the verification and sanctions system while seeking to reduce its discriminatory impact; (4) the proposal fails to address improvements needed in the IRCA verification system; (5) the legislation would extend antidiscrimination protection to seasonal workers who obtain temporary resident status under IRCA; (6) the legislation would require the establishment of Special Counsel regional offices in five specified cities; and (7) little purpose would be served by extending existing IRCA reporting requirements.


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