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Rogers Says New US Immigration Measures Are A Welcome Move For Undocumented Irish

South Down Assembly Member Seán Rogers MLA has welcomed developments surrounding the immigration issue in the USA. He said: “Since taking up office I have continued with the long-term committed work of my predecessor PJ Bradley to assist the many undocumented Irish living in America.” Acknowledging the announcement by Barrack…

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Ritchie Welcomes Obama’s Announcement As Step Forward For Many South Down Families

South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has welcomed an announcement by US President Barack Obama on executive immigration reform. The measures will protect undocumented immigrants living in the US from deportation of which an estimated 50,000 are Irish. Ms Ritchie described the announcement as, “a welcome step in the right direction…

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Rogers Says There Is hope For Undocumented Irish In US Immigration Reform

South Down Assembly Member Seán Rogers, who has been following the fortunes of Irish emigrants in America, has expressed uncertainty following the recent statement from the House Republicans in Washington. Mr. Rogers said: “The Republicans accept that the immigration issue must be solved by what they refer to as a step-by-step,…

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SDLP Attend Dublin Briefing On The Undocumented Irish In US

SOUTH Down MLA Séan Rogers (SDLP) and former Assemblyman PJ Bradley represented the SDLP at an All-Party briefing in Leinster House hosted by the Irish American Association. The briefing, held last weekend, was an update on the current situation in Washington regarding immigration reform and the work being done on…

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Hazzard Welcomes Historic Opportunity For US Immigration Reform

SOUTH Down MLA Chris Hazzard (Sinn Féin) has stated on his return from Washington DC that the potential for realistic immigration reform legislation that would facilitate the majority of the ‘undocumented’ Irish citizens  is real and possible if the political will that exists is encouraged and nurtured. He added: “A window…

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Rogers Questions Commitment Of OFMdFM In Supporting Undocumented Irish in US During Assembly Debate

There has been a minor spat between the SDLP and Sinn Féin over the issue of the ‘undocumneted Irish’ in the United States. South Down MLA Seán Rogers (SDLP) has lent support to the undocumented Irish in the US during an Assembly debate on the issue and questioned the commitment…

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