I know the news today has been personally devastating for all the undocumented Irish who have fought the good fight to become legal in the United States.
It was always going to be a very difficult road to immigration reform but we need to understand that there is more than one way to approach this issue.
Comprehensive immigration reform is dead until after the November 2008 election. We need to follow another path in order to achieve our aims. We were unable to do that while comprehensive reform, involving 12 million undocumented, was under consideration.