Irish frozen out of a new green card bill in Congress
Will lose out to China, India, Philipines and Mexico
This is a done deal and the Irish are no part of it mainly because of a reluctance to even express our wishes.
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Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois signed onto this bill after years of saying comprehensive only.
Gutierrez said, “We need bigger fixes to our legal immigration system so that employers and families use official channels, not black-market ones. We want people to go through the system, not around it.”
Yes indeed, we agree with the congressman on that score.
Schumer also thinks the aforementioned House bill is a good thing and I firmly believe it is as well -- if you are from one of those countries.
It is high time we woke up again to this reality, that without concerted pressure we will never get action on immigration.
It ultimately involves the Irish government and the Irish American community standing and working together.
So what are we waiting for?
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