The response to the question below was phenomenal. I couldn't post all the comments because of some of the ahem, "language", but we received close to 100 and 91 of those were from people who said they were staying. The one I liked best just said "No (expletive deleted) Surrender"!
One guy wrote in to say that he was not giving up until he was forced out. He said he employed nine workers and had been paying all his taxes and his employees' taxes for over 10 years in the hope that doing the right thing could help him adjust his status. He also spoke about how he had to put his seven year old son on a plane on his own last summer so the grandparents could see their American grandson.
This man, and the thousands of other undocumented Irish here, could be the last remnant of that strange animal called Irish America. If they give up on America, then Ireland may as well give up its idea of a "special relationship" with America.