Thursday, May 03, 2007

President of Ireland visits the Bronx and urges U.S. immigration reform

(05/02/07) WOODLAWN
In a visit to Woodlawn Wednesday, the president of Ireland urged the U.S. government to quickly adopt new laws that would ease the path to American citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants across the country.

Mary McAleese, whose visit comes on the heels of immigration rallies across the country, highlighted the importance of a strong relationship between Ireland and those of Irish decent in the United States. She said she feels that those who have moved to America provide a positive path for further Irish emigration.

"No matter how much time has passed or how much geography separates us, we can say we’re kin ... we’re family," McAleese said.

McAleese also attended the ribbon cutting at the new Emerald Isle Immigration Center on Katonah Avenue.

For footage of the president of Ireland at the ribbon cutting of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center, go to channel 612 on your digital iO Extra box and select iO Extra.


Anonymous said...

Great to see Irish president opening new Irish immigration center on Katonah ave, Bronx and hear her comments of support for the Irish undocumented.

But, it is a pity that we never saw the ILIR present. Have they disappeared, were they all deported back to Ireland?

Concerned said...

The undocumented Irish have not disappeared. People have to work and cannot attend everything. It is the US politicians that will decide our future here. Come on the Senate, we need a bill.