Foreword Reviews

Immigration Reform

The Corpse That Will Not Die

2019 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, History (Adult Nonfiction)

Kamasaki offers an insiders look at a critical moment of our history, when storied lawmakers, influential business interests, and potent nonprofits overcame their often-competing objectives to enact the last “comprehensive immigration reform,” the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). The law cracked down on unauthorized immigration, offered an “amnesty” program for undocumented immigrants, and addressed agricultural growers’ demands for immigrant workers.