Comment: Optimism over illegal Irish

There was no question what the overwhelming issue facing Irish America this St Patrick’s Day was: the issue of legalising the 40,000 or so Irish illegal immigrants in the United States.

18th March, 2006

There was no question what the overwhelming issue facing Irish America this St Patrick’s Day was: the issue of legalising the 40,000 or so Irish illegal immigrants in the United States.

It has become the primary focus of communities from New York to Boston to San Francisco and from Philadelphia to Chicago. The recent successful action day on March 8 in Washington which attracted almost 3,000 Irish Americans is ample proof of that.

The 3,000 people...

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