History Shows Amnesty Doesn't Work

COMMENTARY Immigration

History Shows Amnesty Doesn't Work

Jun 8th, 2018 1 min read
COMMENTARY BY
Michelle Cordero

Digital Content Manager

Michelle Cordero oversees the day-to-day editorial operations of Heritage.org.
In 1986, the U.S. provided amnesty to almost 3 million illegal immigrants while promising to stop future illegal immigration. Phototreat/Getty Images

This week, part two of our special series on immigration. David Inserra, a policy analyst in Heritage's Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, helps to explain the history of amnesty and the lessons we can learn moving forward.

Trade

Vice President Mike Pence Addresses USMCA Trade Policy at The Heritage Foundation

Watch live now