ILIR meets in Boston
Last week Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Brian Cowen said in Ireland that although it is necessary to “continue to put the case (of the undocumented) in the corridors of power in the U.S.,” it is not a good time to be making “demands in this regard.”
Commenting on this, Murphy said that although he agrees with Cowen on the issue of comprehensive immigration reform not getting passed any time soon because of the economy, he did say that ILIR are insistent in pursuing the E3 visa deal.
“This is the ILIR pushing this visa. We would like the Irish government to get behind us, but it’s more of a role for Irish people here to take ownership of the campaign,” he said.
ILIR plans to host a slew of meetings across the U.S. Next on the agenda is a meeting in New York in May. Details of the meeting have yet to be confirmed.