Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Excerpt from THE HILL report "Irish Fight for Immigration Immigration Reform"

By Ian Swanson

Thousands of Irish-Americans will arrive in Washington 10 days before St. Patrick’s Day to lobby members of Congress to reform immigration laws.

The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform (ILIR) organized the March 7 event and expects as many as 4,000 people to attend, many of them traveling to D.C. by bus from the heavily Irish communities of New York, Boston and Philadelphia.

Several members of Congress, including Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), who are writing an immigration bill, spoke at a similar rally last year, as did presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.). ILIR Chairman Niall O’Dowd hopes to offer a similar lineup next week.

To read the full report from The Hill, click HERE.

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