McGinn raises Undocumented issue

March 17, 2009

Newry and Mourne Sinn Féin Councillor Pat McGinn says he expects all politicians from Ireland who are visiting the USA for St Patrick’s Day celebrations to use the opportunity to raise the issue of the undocumented Irish with President Obama and other senior key political representatives in the US Administration. 

.  “Since my involvement with the campaign for the undocumented Irish living in the USA, I have met many people from throughout the Newry and Armagh areas who have lived in the US for years.  They pay taxes, work hard and contribute in important ways to their local communities. I am also keenly aware of the suffering their situation causes for their families back in Ireland. All politicians in Ireland have a responsibility to do everything possible to alleviate this suffering.”