Reagan amnesty was pretty stringent
So says Mark Levin, quoting a Heritage Foundation documment by Matt Spalding:
payment of application fees, acquisition of English-language skills, understanding of American civics, a medical exam, and registration fro military service. Individuals convicted of a felony or three misdemeanors were ineligible. Despite these requirements, all agree that the 1986 law amounted to amnesty.
View the judgment on McCain-Kennedy.