It Ain't Over til the Alien Wins

By Mark Krikorian on December 15, 2008

A judge has ruled that visa-overstayers from the 1980s can apply for amnesty under the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) — you remember, that one-time amnesty that would never be repeated. The application period extends through January 2010, meaning that 24 years after the passage of IRCA, illegal aliens will still be applying for it. By that standard, in the unlikely event an Obamnesty were to pass next year, people could still be signing up in 2033.