San Diego Law Review

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This Article argues that recent years have brought a growing concern that national immigration policy is outdated and incapable of addressing the rising pressures of international migration, and examines currently pending legislation to reform immigration law. The author briefly describes the need for reform, the principles which should govern such reform, and the recent attempts by the legislative and executive branches to bring about change. He then analyzes the material provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1983, and concludes that the legislation is an appropriate and needed answer to a growing problem.