Immigration Reform and Control Act

1987

In 1986, Congress passes the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), which provides amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants. APALC eventually helps 5,000 immigrants legalize – the largest amnesty effort for non-Latinos, particularly Asians, by any single organization in the nation. In 1989, APALC also counsels and represents hundreds of Asian immigrants who are HIV-positive and seeking legal status under amnesty.

Area of Work: 
Citizenship