Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Irish seek voice in immigration debate

Not only Latinos are pushing for immigration reform.   - - Donna Poisl


 A group led by Irish New Yorkers, some from Long Island, jumped into the fray of the immigration reform debate Wednesday, lobbying in the nation's capital for Congress to fix what they say is a broken system.

The point that several dozen advocates sought to make as St. Patrick's Day nears: Lack of action is hurting Irish immigrants who are in the United States illegally and is keeping many from coming through proper channels.

"U.S. immigration today has a sign that says 'No Irish Need Apply,' and we want them to take down that sign," said Ciaran Staunton, president of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform, based in Sunnyside, Queens.
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