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    Minister for Foreign Affairs meets with ILIR, NY groups

    By admin | September 27, 2006

    The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dermot Ahern, has met with representatives from the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform (ILIR) in New York to discuss the campaign on behalf of undocumented Irish immigrants in the United States. The minister reiterated the Government’s strong support for the ILIR’s campaign. He added, “The plight of the undocumented gets harder by the day and the ILIR campaign has undoubtedly already had a strong impact in Congress and beyond. The Government will remain actively involved in representing the concerns of the undocumented in the crucial period ahead.‚Ä?

    During his visit to New York, Mr Ahern also met with representatives of the following organisations:

    • Emerald Isle Immigration Center
    • Aisling Center
    • Irish Immigration and Pastoral Center, Philadelphia
    • New York Irish Center
    • Project Irish Outreach
    • Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers

    The Minister praised the work of the centres, saying, ‚ÄúThe services offered by the Irish immigration centers are critical, particularly for the more vulnerable members of our communities here. I welcome the ongoing focus on supporting community networks and the development of services for older Irish people in this country. The work that the centers undertake to respond to the particular difficulties encountered by the undocumented in their communities is also of key importance‚Ä?.

    See the Department of Foreign Affair’s press release.

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