Sunday, July 2, 2017

Ireland appoints special envoy to the US to deal with Irish undocumented issue

The Irish Times reports that Deasy will report to the Taoiseach and will work with the Irish embassy in Washington DC and the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin. Deasy, who has said people are “very concerned” with the hardline immigration policies being pursued by President Trump, will look after the interests of the undocumented Irish and lobby for immigration reform for Irish citizens in the United States. “This is a role I wanted. There are serious issues here that need addressing and it makes sense to have someone who knows Washington,” Deasy told the Irish Examiner. Deasy will not be given an additional salary, other than official expenses incurred on the job.

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