Friday, November 03, 2006

from a report by Marijke van der Meer of Radio Netherlands

"...the enormous needs and potential of the American labour market are completely out of sync with the small number of visas allocated for legal immigration every year. Steve McSweeney represents the 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants who are demanding reform so they can travel and go home to visit their families.
"[We want to] contribute, serving in the army and all the Irish want to do is help build this country. Why is it so difficult? Because out of one million visas allocated last year, Irish were granted 160 visas. So immigration reform is a necessity now."

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1 comment:

sweeney todd said...

Yes, according to their percentage of the world population (4million / 6.5 billion), the irish should be entitle to 615 out of 1 million US visas.