Kenny Lobbying For Undocumented Irish To Be Allowed Visit Ireland
Published on Nov 14 2014 2:13 PM in General Industry
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has once again appealed for changes to American immigration legislation that would permit illegal Irish emigrants living in the United States to travel back and forth to Ireland freely.
On a trip to New York, Kenny said in a speech that the “undocumented” Irish in the US needed be able to return home as they pleased and “have a line for citizenship if that’s what people wish.”
“If we are to have legislation changed, changes made in immigration status, it means that those people who are registered here, pay their taxes here, want to live here and be able to go home,” he told an audience of more than 300 people.
Immigration activists estimate that the endeavoring, which is opposed by Republicans, could benefit thousands of illegal Irish among the 50,000 undocumented Irish the Government estimates are in the US.