Senator Donie Cassidy:
“That Seanad Éireann:
recognises the priority the United States must give to securing its borders;
recognises in particular the difficult plight of undocumented Irish people who have made their homes and careers in the USA, like many generations before them, but are living in fear of losing their new livelihoods, with no opportunity to visit their siblings or parents in Ireland for family celebrations or indeed the bereavement of loved ones;
appreciates the support given by the US President and many members of Congress in their efforts to address the predicament of the undocumented Irish, a group that are making a valuable contribution to the economic and social life of the United States; and
calls for the renewed support of Senators and Congressmen to ensure a resolution of the current plight in which the undocumented Irish find themselves.”
Question put and agreed to.