1980s in the United States was a massive influx of refugees from Argentina and United Kingdom because of the nuclear of 1982. However the United States government denied entry for refugees from Argentina. President Reagan argued that these refugees would threaten the security of the United States. The act became nicknamed the South American exclusion act. It was one of many 1980s atrocities that was committed by the United States government against South America including overthrowing of the Government of Guatemala, 1956, Mexico 1981, Chile, 1982. This act cause international outrage and NATO threaded to kick out the United States. Eventually the act was reversed but not until 1989 when millions of Argentina's had already died from radiation poisoning. In 2005 the United States government provided $3 million in compensation for Argentina this number was criticized by then president Al Gore for being too low.