Senator Mark Daly, in his role as Seanad Spokesperson for the Irish Overseas and Diaspora held meetings throughout last week with various Congressmen on Capitol Hill regarding the latest Immigration Reform Bill in the US.
Senator Daly commented on the importance of this Bill for the Undocumented Irish currently in the United States, 2,000 of which are from Kerry, “This Bill would allow the undocumented to come out of the shadows and have a better standard of living”.
Former Vice President candidate Congressman Paul Ryan has come out in strong support of the Immigration Reform Bill following his meeting with Senator Daly and Mr Ciaran Staunton of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform.
Congressman Ryan said, “It’s high time we fix this broken system,. We all must acknowledge that we have an immigration system that’s broken.”
Senator Daly has reaffirmed his commitment to this issue and will continue to work on this for the undocumented Irish currently in the United States.