Saturday, July 01, 2006

Fourth of July Celebration


Irish -America is celebrating Independence Day with patriotic hard work this holiday weekend.

Irish-America is mobilizing to be heard at the sham summer hearings set up by House Republicans.

Irish-American immigrants and their supporters, by providing an example of hard work and determination, hope to nudge the Do-Nothing Know-Nothings in the House away from partisan politics and back to work on the legislative solution to our nation's immigration crisis.

It is time for the House to stop stalling and to stop scapegoating immigrants for the failures of our broken immigration system.

It is time for the House to get its head out of the sand.

It is time for you who are reading this and who support comprehensive immigration reform to contact the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform and get involved.




Anonymous said...

The repeated use of the first person plural possessive conjoint pronoun (our) is telling. The writer is either a US citizen or delusional.

Sean said...

This is Sean (the writer).

No need for grammatical analysis to uncover identity secrets here. All you need to do is take a look to the profile section at the right of this post to see that the writer is an Irish-American US Citizen who believes in comprehesive immigration reform.

This is a forum for discussion of immigration issues. In future, please keep personal attacks (delusional) and links to pages with inappropriate language to yourself. The forum would benefit if you focused your grammatical prowess on posting a coherent statement of your opinion on immigration.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Sean. Was Nina deported?

So you are American, eh? I object to the ancestral identification prefixing of one's nationality. That is to say unless one holds both citizenships.

Sean, do you support tax-dodging? Willful disregard for your country's laws? Or perhaps an open enrolment for as many Central- and South Americans as can squeeze through border control at Tijuana in a fortnight?

There is a system for immigration in the US. It simply does not suit the purposes of those who have violated their visa periods. What part of that is so incomprehensible as to appear non-existent?

Today's Irish Independent reports the closure of many asylum centres in Ireland as the number of applicants has fallen by almost half in one year. The 'easy touch' of the non-existent system here has been erased with the xenophobic referendum of May 2005.

Common non-EU labourers are not eligible for work permits in Ireland at present. So it is too in the US. When highly educated Irish wish to enter the US and seek citizenship the 'Golden Door' opens before them. The literal interpretation of the inscription seems not to apply to the Irish that crept into American during the Celtic Tiger period as it would to America's southern neighbours.

Sean said...

"..., eh?"

Are you a McKenzie Brother, eh? Canadian, eh?

You don't seem American born or educated because you spell labor with a "u" and center with "re."

If you're making a life for yourself in the States, why begrudge others who want to do the same. If you're just a wiseguy with noting at stake, fair play to you for winding me up and getting the following lengthy response.

In answer to your queries:

(1) I am Irish-American. If you grew up Irish on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, you'd have no objection to the hyphen.

(2) I am eligible for dual citizenships, but I carry an expired US passport.

(3) I do not support "tax dodging." I think if we legalized the Irish we would add to our tax base.

(4) I do not support "willful disregard for [my] country's laws," whatever that might be.

(5) I will leave the rhetorical "open-enrol[l]ment" question alone because it is too loaded. Why not just say what you think instead of confusing us with poorly phrased rhetorical questions?

(6) "What part of that is so incomprehensible as to appear non-existent?" Please explain what "that" is. Perhaps then I can try to respond.

anonymous said...

Sean, Do not delude yourself about the requirements for Irish citizenship through parent or grandparent.

But that is of little import.

Your post allies you with the position of denying a path to all illegals that have violated American law. Here, here!

As for the that used in a previous post, perhaps the Canadians have a firmer grasp of written English.