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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: -1°C

# Undocumented Irish

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# Irish Abroad
Financial assistance available for Irish citizens struggling to afford commercial flights home, says Coveney
Ireland is undertaking the ‘biggest repatriation effort in the history of the state’ said the Tánaiste.
# St Patrick's Day
Varadkar to raise issue of undocumented Irish in US during meeting with Trump
Varadkar will commence his US St Patrick’s Day trip in Washington DC.
# Detention
'It is what keeps me awake at night': Irish fears rise as migrants are detained in the US
Undocumented Irish woman Ali is living in limbo in the US.
# LIVING IN THE USA
Varadkar says Trump is open to finding a solution for the illegal Irish in the US
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the issue of the undocumented Irish is very much on Trump’s mind.
# Anxious wait
'To be honest, there's a lot of panic': What's changed for the undocumented Irish under Trump
Simon Coveney recently told the Dáil that there are Irish people “literally living in the shadows” in the US.
# false
Taoiseach raised Trump's 'fake news' Irish corporate tax comment with acting US ambassador
In a speech, Donald Trump said Ireland has plans to reduce its corporate tax rate to 8%.
# Diaspora
FactCheck: Are there really only 10,000 undocumented Irish in the USA?
The oft-quoted figure of 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants in the US has been disputed recently. Is it really much, much lower than that?
# Undocumented Irish
'A great deal of fear' in Irish-American community after man arrested in Boston on immigration offences
John Cunningham was arrested on Friday for living illegally in the US.
# Shamrock
Watch: Enda's 'lecture' to Donald Trump on immigration
A speech by Enda Kenny last night has drawn a lot of international attention.
# St Patrick's Day
Enda Kenny: Situation of undocumented Irish an 'absolute priority' on US visit
Kenny said he would be raising the issue with Donald Trump and Mike Pence.
# no sanctuary
US immigration attorney warns undocumented Irish to 'remain silent or you'll be gone very quickly'
Between 11 and 12 million illegal immigrants are believed to be living in the US, some 50,000 of those are understood to be Irish.
# campaign promise
Enda says he hopes the J-1 programme won't be scrapped, despite Trump warning
During his election campaign, Trump said he wanted to end the visa scheme
# Land of opportunity
Here's why controlling immigration in America isn't all that easy
“The Irish had that extra bit of clout because of political and business leaders with Irish connections such as McCain.”
# two sides of the same coin
Migrants rally to urge Taoiseach not to forget about them
They wanted to be treated the same way Enda Kenny treats the “undocumented Irish”.
# Undocumented
US lawmakers vote to torpedo Obama's immigration reform plan
The bill has virtually no chance of passing the Senate, however.
Voices
Race, immigration, and water water everywhere – the year in Irish and American politics
It was a year of unrest and protest on both sides of the Atlantic, writes Larry Donnelly.
Voices
Opinion: At last, a lifeline for the undocumented Irish in the US
President Obama’s action is the first ray of light in a long time for undocumented Irish men and women effectively trapped in the shadows of places like Boston, New York, Chicago and San Francisco.
Voices
Opinion: The undocumented Irish in the US need and deserve our help
About 50,000 Irish citizens currently live in the US without legal status – we can’t just turn our backs on them.
# emigrants
Gilmore in Washington to 'highlight plight' of undocumented Irish
The Tánaiste will also discuss the establishment of a visa regime for future legal migration between Ireland and the US.
# Capitol Hill
Sinn Féin: ‘Undocumented Irish in US just want to live a full life paying their taxes’
Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald held meetings with US politicians at Capitol Hill in Washington DC on the issue.
# Undocumented Irish
Obama pushes immigration reform with Republicans reeling after shutdown
The immigration reform bill was passed by the Senate in June but is yet to make it’s way through Congress.
# Immigration
US congressmen visit Leinster House to discuss undocumented Irish
Fine Gael TD Pat Breen, who met with them, will travel to Washington next month to lobby politicians on the US immigration reform legislation.
# Undocumented Irish
Ireland's undocumented to be discussed during meeting of Foreign Affairs Committee
The enlargement of the EU, as well as developments in the OSCE will also be discussed today.
# Immigration
Immigration law would end 'hardship and uncertainty' for undocumented Irish
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has welcomed the publication of a draft law to radically reform the US immigration system.
# Undocumented Irish
Prospects of undocumented Irish in US boosted by Obama speech, says Tánaiste
The position of undocumented Irish in the US is an important priority of the Government, and an ongoing dialogue with the US Administration and Congress is being pursued, says Eamon Gilmore.
# Undocumented
Hundreds of undocumented migrants stage candlelit march to Dáil
The campaigners called on the Government to give them the opportunity to win legal status in Ireland.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Our nightly wrap-up of what’s been going on… including some hints on who to watch in tonight’s Eurovision semi-final.