Wednesday, July 05, 2006

An even longer way to Tipperary

If reports in today's New York Times are correct, its bad news for illegal Irish immigrants currently living in the US. President Bush is now minded to go with the hardler line approach favoured in the House, with tougher enforcement legisaltion passed first, instead of the guest worker 'path to citizenship' legisation which has already passed the Senate, and which he previously favoured.

This probably represents an attempt to shore up his base, while not ruling out 'path to citizenship' legislation in order not to alienate the Hispanic vote which he's appealing to.

To the man currently living in Queens or the Bronx, any trip to Tipp, or any other Irish county, looks further away than ever.

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