08/10/14 Senator Daly Speaks to Seanad regarding the Immigration Reform for US Citizens Living in Ireland Bill

Senator Daly: I seek leave to introduce No. 11 – the Immigration Reform for US Citizens Living in Ireland Bill. Many of those affected are unable to remain in Ireland because of our immigration system.

While we have 50,000 undocumented Irish living in the United States…

An Chathaoirleach: Is the Senator proposing an amendment to the Order of Business?

Senator Daly: Yes, I propose an amendment to the Order of Business, that the Immigration Reform for U.S. Citizens Living in Ireland Bill be taken in the House, in light of the fact that such citizens find it so difficult to remain here despite the enormous contribution they make. The irony is that we seek to have the situation regarding the 50,000 undocumented Irish living in the United regularised, but when it comes to U.S. citizens in similar situations who wish to remain here, we do not facilitate a system allowing them to do so.

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Senator Daly: I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to facilitate reciprocity in the making available of employment permits for citizens of the United States of America and for that purpose to amend the Employment Permits Act 2006 and to provide for related matters.
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