United front to assist Irish undocumented in US

United front to assist Irish undocumented in US
Politicians and relatives from all parts of the county and both sides of the border gathered at the launch of an all party campaign in support of the “Undocumented” in Donegal Town.

Politicians and relatives from all parts of the county and both sides of the border gathered at the launch of an all party campaign in support of the “Undocumented” in Donegal Town.

The meeting which was called by former town councillor Michael McMahon attracted support from every political party and included councillors, senators, MLAs and candidates who have declared for the next general election.

McMahon in opening his address to the large crowd said, “I just want to make this abundantly clear, there is no party political agenda in this meeting - this is about humanity, the reality of lonely people on both sides of the Atlantic, I am delighted to see all parties represented here.”

McMahon said: “There is a waiver in place for undocumented people in the US but it does not include the Irish. Mexico received 58,000 waivers in 2011 alone - that is because the Mexican Government pursued the waivers for their citizens.”

He wants the Irish government to follow the lead given by Mexico.

For more see today’s Monday edition of the Donegal Democrat.