Special dispensation for Irish immigrants in US unlikely

RTE News | Friday 20 March

The Obama administration has ruled out the possibility of illegal Irish immigrants in the US having the right to travel home to Ireland for humanitarian reasons.

Under the executive actions announced by the US President last November, there had been a suggestion that special dispensation could be granted to those who applied for permission to re-enter in advance of travel for humanitarian reasons.

The right to travel is also something Taoiseach Enda Kenny and other ministers travelling to the US for St Patrick’s Day had pushed for this week.

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Author: UI