am in disbelief after reading the
comments of Mr. Hurley regarding the "Undocumented
Irish". I am one of those 50,000 plus "Undocumented
address a few issues, I am not as educated as
Mr. Hurley, as I had to leave school early to
get a job, so my words will be simple. He questions
the validity of the number of "undocumented"
being 50k plus, and he may be right; the reason
for that is since that number was stated many
months ago, the numbers have decreased dramatically.
This is because of the number of Irish having
to leave their life in America behind them. How
do I know this, I see it everyday! The "Irish"
born communities are disappearing in the US and
this is a fact. We are in danger of our native
"Irish" born communities disappearing
in the next 10 years.
numbers speak for themselves, out of 1.4 million
visas given out by the US last year, the Irish
got 2,000! We the "undocumented" know
we came here and stayed without visa's, but what
are our chances ... less than half a percent.
The US immigration system is broken, but instead
of trying to fix it, the likes of Peter King would
rather lock everyone up and anyone who helps them.
YES, Peter King turned his back on the Irish,
they got him elected and like Judas, he took his
"gold" from the higher powers that be.
stated by Mr. Hurley "Consistent polling
and empirical evidence indicates that the Irish
American Community, just like the U.S. population
at large, believes that Congressman King is doing
an excellent job in protecting our nation."
Protection against the local "Irish Lad"
who spends his days working and spending his few
dollars in the local bar??? Or is it protection
from the Kerryman who spent 3 weeks digging rubble
in ground zero with his bare hands, almost losing
his arm? This is the "undocumented"
man that Mr. King wants to lock up!
regards to the obvious personal attack on Mr.
O'Dowd, it seems that the comments are in regard
to what I would call "boll-i-tics".
Let me explain...political bollox! Mr. O'Dowd
stepped up when no one else did. This issue is
about people, Irish people, not senators, not
representatives and not presidents. It's about
the "undocumented" Irish lad digging
for bodies with his bare hands on 9/11, and can't
return home for a wedding, celebration or funeral.
Legalize the IRISH!
am surprised and shocked that these comments against
ANY ways or means to legalize the Irish came from
the President of a wonderful group such as the
County Cork Association of New York. As a Corkman
I am sure that this is not the belief of its members,
or of any true supporter of the future of Irish/America.