Thursday October 22, 2020

It's now or never for illegal Irish in the US

Undocumented Irish immigrants may soon have the choice to end their underground existence. But political tides can change rapidly on Capitol Hill, writes Niall Stanage.

22nd June, 2013
Two Republican senators unveiled a plan that would double the size of the US border patrol and see 700 miles of fencing erected along the southern border with Mexico.

The finish line is coming into view this weekend for the most comprehensive reform of US immigration laws in a generation. However, several big hurdles still have to be cleared, and any one of them could bring the effort down.

At issue are two things: the fate of an estimated 11 million people who are living in the US illegally and the porous borders that permitted those people to come into the country in the...

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