Senator Mark Daly Spokesperson in the Senate for the Irish Overseas and Diaspora has called on the Government to fund Irish Organisations throughout the United States to help the 50,000 Undocumented Irish following President Obama’s executive order on Immigration Reform
Senator Daly commented “There are many brilliant organisations throughout the United States especially in cities with a large Irish population such as the ILIR (Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform) Irish Pastoral Centers in Boston, San Francisco and Chicago and the Aisling Center in New York. These organisation are dealing with countless queries from the Irish community. Their work load has increased enormously in the past few days but this will only increase further in the coming weeks and months as many of the 50,000 undocumented prepare to come out of the shadows and work with the US authorities to become legal.
President Obama himself referenced these people in his speech last night, saying “there are Irish in Chicago who do not have their papers in order”, I am calling on the Irish government to provide the essential funding these Irish Organisation will need to help many in the Irish community get their papers in order.