Unintended Consequences: The story of Irish immigration to the US

Ray O’Hanlon, editor of the Irish Echo in New York writes about his subject with great passion, from legislative about-turns to the pain of the undocumented

4th April, 2021
Unintended Consequences: The story of Irish immigration to the US
Immigrants wait to be processed on Ellis Island in New York, circa 1920: the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 reduced the number of Irish people that could emigrate to the US. Picture: Getty

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Unintended Consequences: The story of Irish immigration to the US and how America’s door was closed to the Irish

By Ray O’Hanlon

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