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# undocumented-irish - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Financial assistance available for Irish citizens struggling to afford commercial flights home, says Coveney

Ireland is undertaking the ‘biggest repatriation effort in the history of the state’ said the Tánaiste.

# undocumented-irish - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Varadkar to raise issue of undocumented Irish in US during meeting with Trump

Varadkar will commence his US St Patrick’s Day trip in Washington DC.

# undocumented-irish - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

'It is what keeps me awake at night': Irish fears rise as migrants are detained in the US

Undocumented Irish woman Ali is living in limbo in the US.

# undocumented-irish - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Varadkar says Trump is open to finding a solution for the illegal Irish in the US

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the issue of the undocumented Irish is very much on Trump’s mind.

# undocumented-irish - Monday 25 December, 2017

'To be honest, there's a lot of panic': What's changed for the undocumented Irish under Trump

Simon Coveney recently told the Dáil that there are Irish people “literally living in the shadows” in the US.

# undocumented-irish - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Taoiseach raised Trump's 'fake news' Irish corporate tax comment with acting US ambassador

In a speech, Donald Trump said Ireland has plans to reduce its corporate tax rate to 8%.

# undocumented-irish - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really only 10,000 undocumented Irish in the USA?

The oft-quoted figure of 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants in the US has been disputed recently. Is it really much, much lower than that?

# undocumented-irish - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

'A great deal of fear' in Irish-American community after man arrested in Boston on immigration offences

John Cunningham was arrested on Friday for living illegally in the US.

# undocumented-irish - Friday 17 March, 2017

Watch: Enda's 'lecture' to Donald Trump on immigration

A speech by Enda Kenny last night has drawn a lot of international attention.

# undocumented-irish - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Enda Kenny: Situation of undocumented Irish an 'absolute priority' on US visit

Kenny said he would be raising the issue with Donald Trump and Mike Pence.

# undocumented-irish - Saturday 28 January, 2017

US immigration attorney warns undocumented Irish to 'remain silent or you'll be gone very quickly'

Between 11 and 12 million illegal immigrants are believed to be living in the US, some 50,000 of those are understood to be Irish.

# undocumented-irish - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Enda says he hopes the J-1 programme won't be scrapped, despite Trump warning

During his election campaign, Trump said he wanted to end the visa scheme

# undocumented-irish - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Here's why controlling immigration in America isn't all that easy

“The Irish had that extra bit of clout because of political and business leaders with Irish connections such as McCain.”

# undocumented-irish - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Migrants rally to urge Taoiseach not to forget about them

They wanted to be treated the same way Enda Kenny treats the “undocumented Irish”.

# undocumented-irish - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

US lawmakers vote to torpedo Obama's immigration reform plan

The bill has virtually no chance of passing the Senate, however.

# undocumented-irish - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Race, immigration, and water water everywhere – the year in Irish and American politics

It was a year of unrest and protest on both sides of the Atlantic, writes Larry Donnelly.

# undocumented-irish - Friday 21 November, 2014

Opinion: At last, a lifeline for the undocumented Irish in the US

President Obama’s action is the first ray of light in a long time for undocumented Irish men and women effectively trapped in the shadows of places like Boston, New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

# undocumented-irish - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Opinion: The undocumented Irish in the US need and deserve our help

About 50,000 Irish citizens currently live in the US without legal status – we can’t just turn our backs on them.

# undocumented-irish - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Gilmore in Washington to 'highlight plight' of undocumented Irish

The Tánaiste will also discuss the establishment of a visa regime for future legal migration between Ireland and the US.

# undocumented-irish - Friday 14 March, 2014

Sinn Féin: ‘Undocumented Irish in US just want to live a full life paying their taxes’

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald held meetings with US politicians at Capitol Hill in Washington DC on the issue.

# undocumented-irish - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Obama pushes immigration reform with Republicans reeling after shutdown

The immigration reform bill was passed by the Senate in June but is yet to make it’s way through Congress.

# undocumented-irish - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

US congressmen visit Leinster House to discuss undocumented Irish

Fine Gael TD Pat Breen, who met with them, will travel to Washington next month to lobby politicians on the US immigration reform legislation.

# undocumented-irish - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Ireland's undocumented to be discussed during meeting of Foreign Affairs Committee

The enlargement of the EU, as well as developments in the OSCE will also be discussed today.

# undocumented-irish - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Immigration law would end 'hardship and uncertainty' for undocumented Irish

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has welcomed the publication of a draft law to radically reform the US immigration system.

# undocumented-irish - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Prospects of undocumented Irish in US boosted by Obama speech, says Tánaiste

The position of undocumented Irish in the US is an important priority of the Government, and an ongoing dialogue with the US Administration and Congress is being pursued, says Eamon Gilmore.

# undocumented-irish - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Hundreds of undocumented migrants stage candlelit march to Dáil

The campaigners called on the Government to give them the opportunity to win legal status in Ireland.

# undocumented-irish - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Our nightly wrap-up of what’s been going on… including some hints on who to watch in tonight’s Eurovision semi-final.