Saturday, August 18, 2007

Ahern Meets ILIR

(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.


Anonymous said...

Did you see Tome Russell on David Letterman last night. He sang, "who's Gonna Build Your Wall?"

You guys gotta get that man a tee shirt.

Anonymous said...

Rivera grills the mumbling and weak KKK Presidential candidate Tancredo...

"...Rivera asked Tancredo, “How many people enjoyed the benefit of the random act of kindness today from someone who’s here illegally? How many lives were saved? How many children were fed? How many people had their lives improved today by an undocumented worker?”

Colmes jumped in. “You’re extrapolating one horrible act out of 60 acts because the person’s illegal. You want to use it as a political bat to hit opponents over the head. That’s what you’re doing Congresman.”

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critical tinker said...

here's the link:

Worldwide Pants said...

Steve Earle performed "City of Immigrants" on Letterman Thursday night. Get Steve a Legalize the Irish shirt and send a few to Letterman, Paul and Biff too.

Anonymous said...

"A federal judge yesterday barred the Bush administration from launching a crackdown Tuesday on U.S. employers who hire illegal immigrants while she considers a lawsuit by the AFL-CIO that charges that the plan will harm citizens and other legal workers...."

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