Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ireland and U.S launch working-holiday visa

The Irish Government has announced a new deal with the U.S. whereby up to 20,000 students will be able to come to the U.S for a 12-month working holiday. The visas will not be available to undocumented Irish already in the U.S. Read the official press release here

10 comments:

dan tucker said...

Come, but don't you dare overstay. We'll be executing an illegal Irish for each absconder Irish.

Anonymous said...

What would be said if Dan Tucker threatened any other race of people? His account would be traced and charges filed, for threatening to execute another person. We have seen threats like this before, that were made and followed through.

Anonymous said...

Disgusting...it amazes me that comments like that are not flagged. How is that comment constructive or even relative to what this website is trying to achieve?

Anonymous said...

If an Irish Person posted what Dan Tucker said about Americans, this deal probably would not go through. It's a disgrace.

Anonymous said...

dan tucker. sounds like a rednick not wanted in america either

dan tucker said...

Sorry, all. I misspelled. I meant to say 'extending' not 'executing'. My apologies to all the wonderful staff and readers of 'IrishVoices'.

Anonymous said...

The irish government have announced that they have donated 1.5million to the irish in america, some of which is going to the ILIR....i understand the need that the ILIR have for this money, however, its a far cry from the visas it just gave to 20,000 irish at home........thats priceless if you ask me!

Anonymous said...

The irish government gave the ilir $50,000 out of 1.5 million. My god that alone tells you what they think of the undocumented IRISH PEOPLE in the usa.
If the ilir give up on us what would we do ???.
I do not want to go back to a government like that.
Remember bertie told all of us to come back to ireland. (to what no work) What a joke.
I think we need to change the irish government.
Thank you ilir.

Anonymous said...

Iam a carpenter who returned to Ireland this year .The only job i can get is a factory job,my take home pay after tax is 320euro. To rent a 1 bedroom flat is 1000 a month .I have to live on 280 a month or 70 a week for food bills and enterment.This country is hell right now i wouldent come back here
Eddie Ryan.....

dan tucker said...

... that alone tells you what they think of the ILIR