Friday, April 24, 2009

Calling Our Friends and Families to ILIR Meetings

Obama has made a commitment to moving forward with the immigration issue and now it’s time for our friends and family to show their support for the cause and join with the Irish Lobby for Immigration reform once more.

For the past three years townhall meetings have been taking place across the United States to inform our undocumented friends and family on how the issue is progressing and also to let them ask the experts questions and voice their own concerns.

Once again, meetings will be taking place across the United States and we urge you to ask you friends and family to check the ILIR website ( for updates and attend these meetings.

It’s a time to celebrate how far we have come on this issue. As this article shows – “Irish undocumented welcome immigration move”

Yes We Can!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Obama to Push Immigration Bill as One Priority

The New York Times
April 9, 2009

While acknowledging that the recession makes the political battle more difficult, President Obama plans to begin addressing the country’s immigration system this year, including looking for a path for illegal immigrants to become legal, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

Mr. Obama will frame the new effort — likely to rouse passions on all sides of the highly divisive issue — as “policy reform that controls immigration and makes it an orderly system,” said the official, Cecilia Muñoz, deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs in the White House.

Mr. Obama plans to speak publicly about the issue in May, administration officials said, and over the summer he will convene working groups, including lawmakers from both parties and a range of immigration groups, to begin discussing possible legislation for as early as this fall.

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