The passage of the Senate bill was without a doubt a fantastic success I watched the voting with a thumping heart, all the possibilities of normalizing my life getting a job with my degree, seeing my family in Ireland and legitimizing myself finally in America seem to be getting one step closer. The Senate bill is the first hurdle we have jumped but now is not the time to rest on our laurels.
Fervent continued commitment is what is called for now the most intense effort so far is what we need from everyone, especially that lobby day in Washington on June 28th if you are an Irish immigrant and you need a greencard the answer is simple get on that bus to Washington this is your chance, your time to stand up for what happened in 1965 when the Irish stopped getting their greencards if you love America enough to want to stay here then you must secure your future in it.
This time the ball is in our court we have picked it up but we can not drop it now, it can be the best of times or the worst of times. Everyone must put their shoulder to the wheel now and push. What is called for is guts and guile if we are determined we can get this bill through the house it is our time and opportunity to legalize the Irish and where our T shirt with pride I am going to Washington again with my American friends and family who want to lobby and convince Congress that they want a way for me to stay in America and everybody else should too if we succeed the Irish will never again have to live in the shadows, miss out on a family funeral back in Ireland or miss future opportunities in this great nation that they are proud to call home.