This is really interesting – during the luncheon today with Trump, the Prime Minister of Ireland told him that he should consider legalizing the illegal immigrants already in the country.
Watch below at about the 1:50 minute mark.
BUT, interestingly, he had caused some controversy by saying that he would help Irish illegal immigrants in America, but not others. The mayor of Boston criticized him over it:
In his first speech as part of a week-long St Patrick’s Day trip to the US on Saturday night, Mr Kenny told the Friendly Sons of St Patrick organisation in Philadelphia that speaking up for the 50,000 Irish illegally living in the US would be one of his “absolute priorities” when he meets Mr Trump on Thursday.
However, while welcoming the comments, Mr Walsh – who has repeatedly challenged Mr Trump’s zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration, and staunchly opposes both the Muslim travel ban and attacks of US sanctuary cities – said any deal would be irrelevant if it failed to also help people from other countries who are being similarly targeted.
“I’m a proud son of Irish immigrants, but I would not be supportive of rules and regulations that just benefit people who are undocumented Irish.
“As mayor of Boston I have an obligation to represent all of the people in our city and that means all of the countries here. So I couldn’t support something that just benefited one country,” he said.
So did he mean all illegals, or just the Irish illegal aliens here? I wonder if Ireland has those kind of immigration policies….