(From the Irish Voice)
Two senior figures from the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform (ILIR) met with Foreign Minster Dermot Ahern in Ireland recently.
Ciaran Staunton, vice chairman of ILIR and board member Bart Murphy met with Ahern for over an hour in his hometown of Dundalk, Co. Louth.
Both ILIR members came away impressed with the determination that Ahern showed to address the undocumented problem which, no doubt, will come back on the radar when the Irish Parliament resumes in the fall.
“The Irish government are making very clear they are totally committed to finding a solution to the issue of the undocumented,” Staunton stated. “It is obvious that the vast majority of the undocumented members of our community are staying put in America, and we need to urgently find a solution.”
Ahern expects to be in the U.S. in late September when he has United Nations obligations. It is likely that a strategy to deal with the issue will be in place before he arrives.