The Foreign Affairs committee has been on a week long series of meetings with Congressmen and women discussing the plight of the 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US.
Senator Daly who is the Senate Spokesperson for the Irish Overseas and the Diaspora said that ‘we had some positive meetings with congressmen and women from all parties and we impressed upon them the importance of immigration reform to Ireland’.
The delegation was accompanied by the newly appointed Irish ambassador to the United States Anne Anderson.
Senator Daly said ‘ we impressed upon the congressmen and women how important this issue is for Ireland. It is estimated that 1 in 9 households in Ireland are effected by by having a loved one or family member who is undocumented in the United States’