This is the first nationwide study of the effects of the Immigration Reform and Control Act on agriculture. This benchmark study provides both case studies and surveys to explain the major reason why IRCA was a case of good intentions gone awry. Contributors: Shirley Buzzard, Frederick J. Conway, Robert C. Smith, and Suzanne Vaupel.
Monica L. Heppel is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C. and Director of Research for the Commission on Agricultural Workers established by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Sandra L. Amendola is an anthropologist currently working on a Department of Health and Human Services project monitoring the State Legalization Impact Assistance Grants (SLIAG) Program established through IRCA.