Potential US immigration reform may be delayed
The Irish Times| Aug 13 2014
A recent influx of undocumented minors from Latin American countries may delay the prospect of immigration reform for unaccompanied Irish people living in the US, the Department of Foreign Affairs has warned.
In briefing documents prepared for Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan, the department warned the situation of unaccompanied migrant children entering the US “may now impact negatively on the prospects for wider immigration reform progress being achieved over the immediate period ahead”.
Between October 2013 and the end of July this year, almost 63,000 unaccompanied children, many from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, entered the US illegally.
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