Friday, March 02, 2007

Donegal News: Cloughaneely Four Support the Irish Lobby For Immigration Reform

LIVING the American dream is becoming increasingly difficult for the estimated 50,000 Irish people who are illegal in the US.

Thousands of Donegal people have left the county over the years to make a better life, flocking to cities like, New York, Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco are now unable to make the trip home to visit family and friends.

Four young people from Falcarragh, now living in New York, are helping to lead out a campaign mounting pressure on the Bush Government to adopt a bill to legalise the Irish in America. Anna Ferry, from Gortahork, Paul Coyle, Falcarragh and Michael and Christine from Falcarragh will march on Capitol Hill, Washington this Wednesday as part of a mass rally organised by the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform (ILIR). They are hoping that their relatives and friends in Donegal will show their support at a planned ILIR rally in Jury's Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin on April 14.

Christine has been living in Yonkers, New York for the last four years. She left Falcarragh with her husband Michael in search of better opportunities and work. Fearful of the immigration authorities Christine has asked that their surnames not be published.

To read the full report from the Donegal News, click HERE.


Anonymous said...

Glad to see the Donegal News reporting about the undocumented Irish.

The Celtic Tiger has yet to hit some parts of Donegal.

Anonymous said...

Donegal are right behind you and thanks to Highland radio for the airtime today


Anonymous said...

I hope reform comes soon. Best of luck to the immigrants and their families <3