Illinois senator urges passing of Irish immigrant bill

The Democratic senator for Illinois, Dick Durbin, has thrown his weight behind a congressional bill to allow 10,500 new work visas for Irish immigrants.

23rd March, 2012
Illinois senator urges passing of Irish immigrant bill
US senator Dick Durbin

The Democratic senator for Illinois, Dick Durbin, has thrown his weight behind a congressional bill to allow 10,500 new work visas for Irish immigrants.

"Our proposal is a common-sense measure that would improve the fairness and efficiency of our immigration system and further strengthen America’s special relationship with Ireland, a nation to whom we owe so much," said Durbin [in a statement](http://durbin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/statementscommentary?ID=09dd1e27-cdb6-491d-9fc1-948b70d01bf5)....

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