The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Dermot Ahern, T.D., welcomes President Bush’s statement on immigration
Responding to President Bush’s remarks on immigration reform during his State of the Union address last night, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Dermot Ahern, T.D. said:
“I warmly welcome President Bush’s strong support for the passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the
The President’s statement will add significant momentum to the campaign to provide legal status to the undocumented, including thousands of Irish people. It follows recent positive statements from the Senate Majority and Minority leaders who identified immigration reform as a key legislative priority for the period ahead.
The Government is determined to continue its active engagement on behalf of our people in the
Minister Ahern also emphasised his strong support for the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform. “The ILIR’s lobbying campaign continues to have a very significant and positive impact in Congress. I remain in close contact with its leaders and was pleased to provide $85,000 to assist an organisation which provides real hope to thousands of Irish people caught in such difficult circumstances”.
24th January 2007Top