The H-2 guest worker program is divided into the H-2A agricultural program and the H-2B non-agricultural program.
The IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986 (IRCA) amends the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 to control unauthorized immigration.
President Reagan signs the $1.7 billion ANTI-DRUG ABUSE ACT. Customs authorizes $25 million for development of three COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS & INTELLIGENCE CENTERS (C3I CENTERS), seven radar aerostat balloons and eight Blackhawk helicopters. Customs and the U.S. Coast Guard share four high-tech E-2C radar planes.