Thursday, January 17, 2008

Enda Kenny Gives Us an Update

I just I got a call from Enda Kenny, opposition, Fine Gael leader following an email I sent his office in the morning. In my email I asked what was being done to help the plight of the undocumented in the US.

Mr Kenny explained to me that the Irish government has decided to prepare itself for “March when the Taosieach makes a speech in front of the American congress.” He added that he did not agree with this approach.

“By the time we get over there in March we should be in cahoots with the politicians over there,” he said. “There are politicians over in the US such as Schumer and Kennedy who are ready to talk. Mr Ahern and Dermot Ahern need to get into talks in advance.” This is exactly what we need and what we want. Now we just have to make it happen.

Mr. Kenny has assured me that he will let us know how the government is acting on the issue as time goes on. I’d like to thank Mr. Kenny again for keeping us informed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Friends and Family, for working so diligently on the behalf of ALL the friends and families of the undoc Irish in the US - you are doing a great service to the community here in Ireland and our loved ones in the US by keeping us all informed and keeping the pressure ON.
We have to make sure that this problem is sorted out soon, and for once and for all, so no other Irish family or friend will have to go through what we're all dealing with now.
Please continue to keep the pressure those in the Dáil - they cannot be allowed to continue to hide their collective head in the sand on this subject! WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY and nor is this situation. We are talking about Irish citizens who need and deserve the Irish government's help!
Thanks again, from a very grateful Sister.