1986: Immigration Reform and Control Act

Day 39: Immigration History 101

● 1986: Immigration Reform and Control Act
o Gives amnesty to approximately 3 million undocumented residents.
o Also increases enforcement and makes it illegal for employers to hire undocumented workers.

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Immigrant Spotlight: 
José Claudio Martínez-Zorilla Schnaider (24 December 1912 – 17 September 1989) was a Mexican player of American football.[3]

A native of Guadalajara, Mexico, Martínez-Zorilla was one of three brothers to attend Cornell University and play for the Cornell Big Red football team from 1930 to 1932. He was selected by the Associated Press as a first-team end on the 1932 College Football All-America Team. He was also invited to play in the East–West Shrine Game after the 1932 season

After graduating from Cornell in 1933, he was hired as the head athletic coach of the polytechnical schools for the National Bureau of Education in Mexico City. He also played polo for Mexico’s international team and competed in fencing for both Cornell and in the Olympics for Mexico. He competed in the individual épée event at the 1936 Summer Olympics.
In 1942, he trained as a flying cadet in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Cartoon by: John Darkow, Columbia, MO via caglecartoons.com

**Program created (in part) by Ana Rodriguez-BorderLinks’ (Tucson AZ)**


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