President Ronald Reagan prepares to sign a landmark immigration reform bill at the White House. The bill gave certain illegal aliens a chance of benefits and citizenship and also included sanctions against employers who exploit undocumented workers illegally entering the United States. Behind the President from left are: Rep. Peter Rodino, D-N.J.; Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo.; Vice President George Bush and Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C. (Getty Images)