US congressman honoured at Dublin ceremony

RTE News | Jan 10, 2016

Former US Congressman Bruce Morrison has been honoured at a ceremony in Dublin for his role in the Northern Ireland peace process.

President Michael D Higgins attended the ceremony in honour of the former Congressman this evening, where he presented him with a ‘Peace Builder’ award on behalf of the New Jersey-based Drew University.

Mr Morrison is best known here for pioneering the US Immigration Reform Act in 1990, which legislated for nearly 50,000 visas for Irish immigrants (known as the Morrison Visa scheme).

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