A Century of Coming to America
* The 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act allowed illegal immigrants already living in the United States to apply for legal status if they met certain requirements, which resulted in a dramatic upswing in immigration figures in the late 1980s and 1990s, totaling about 2.7 million people over that period.
Source: U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Vol. 16, Issue 02