Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Immigration Reform

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Agriculture sector, 62-63, 73, 114-15, 121, 152, 170-73. See alsoGuest worker program
Allen, Richard V., 88-91
Amnesty: Beard recommendation, 49-50; and Congress, 100-101, 166-67; on deferred basis, 194-98, 199-201; and entitlement programs, 165-66; for farm workers, 177-82; in Hiller report, 99, 100; Justice Department recommendation, 107; and Latino community, 100, 121-23; MALDEF view, 59- 60; permanent residence eligibility, 169-70, 177-78, 182-83; public opinion, 43-44, 80, 92, 93; Reagan position, 115, 118, 166-70, 184-88; recipient number, 126, 189; SCIRP recommendation, 93-94, 197-200; Simpson view, 37, 40, 59-60, 197, 199, 201; socioeconomic status of recipients, 189-94; Task Force view, 40, 90, 94, 105. See alsoDemocrats; Republicans
Anderson, Martin, 39, 217, 218
Artists, Immigration Act of 1965 and, 3
Asia, 9-10
Asian-American community, x, 26-27
Backlash, 19, 81
Baker, James A., III, 39, 81-91, 101-2, 109, 147, 156
Beard, Robin, 43, 45, 49-51, 73, 86
Berman, Howard, 177
Border Patrol, 4, 90, 98, 105, 115
Borjas, George J., 8-9, 10-11
Bouvier, Lee, 34, 37
Bracero program, 62-63, 64, 173-74
Briggs, Vernon M., Jr., 16-17, 31, 71- 74, 217
Bush, George, ix-x, 25, 39, 67, 213
Calavita, Kitty, 62-63, 176
California, 23, 36, 159, 160-61, 190-92. See also Wilson, Pete
Canada, 103, 118
Carter, Jimmy, vii-viii, 218
Cato Institute, 25
Ceilings: Beard recommendations, 45, 50; CIR recommendation, 25; congressional view, 104; and family members, 103; on guest workers, 85, 172-73, 175-76; by hemisphere, 60-61, 89; Immigration Act of 1965 provisions, 61- 62; and Immigration and National Security Act, 49; and IRCA, 20-21;


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