Some 2,000 undocumented migrants paid €350 fee to stay here

Most of those given permission to remain in Ireland are former language school students who continued working here after their visas expired

29th March, 2020
Some 2,000 undocumented migrants paid €350 fee to stay here
According to figures from the Department of Justice, around 2,253 out of the 3,016 undocumented migrants who applied were accepted under the “Special Scheme for Students

More than 2,000 undocumented migrants have been granted permission to stay under a special government scheme.

The figure mainly involves former English language school students who had stayed on working in jobs here after their visas expired.

They were granted permission to stay here after paying a €350 fee and being subjected to Garda vetting. They were also allowed to get permission to remain for children and other family members who were already living here.

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