\"\"

Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

\"\"


The Irish International Immigrant Center applauds the US Senate for its vote today in favor of a comprehensive immigration bill that would, at long last, provide an avenue to legal status for the millions of people living and working among us who want nothing more than a shot at the American dream.

This bill includes the many thousands of undocumented Irish immigrants in Boston and nationwide. It also provides for 10,500 work visas annually for unemployed Irish people who are affected by the current economic conditions at home and would, together with their family members, be able to obtain gainful employment in the US.

The road ahead will be hard. While this is great news and a huge step towards immigration reform, it is important to remember that it is not final yet. It still is necessary to obtain agreement for comprehensive immigration reform from the US House of Representatives, where anti-immigrant sentiment is strong. All of us must stand together to continue the fight, for our Irish brothers and sisters and for all immigrants, who from whatever their home countries want nothing more than to live peaceful and productive lives in our country.

Please join us in supporting comprehensive immigration reform. Please call your local representative and voice your support for CIR. The time is now. If not now, when?
- See more at: http://irishemigrant.com/ie/go.asp?p=story&storyID=16102#sthash.JfF1DWyj.dpuf

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: