Former U.S. congressman supporting Irish campaign for immigration reform

A Sligo councillor says the hiring of a former top American politician to help the Irish government with its effort to reform U.S. immigration laws is ‘a great move.’

Former Congressman Bruce Morrison is famous for bringing in the so-called Morrison Visas in the early 1990s.

That resulted in thousands of Irish emigrants getting their Green Cards, with many of those eventually getting U.S. citizenship.

Fianna Fail Councillor Jerry Lundy has already called for the Taoiseach to have the issue of the undocumented Irish in America at the top of the agenda when he visits The White House this week.

He says that now having a U. S. politician and immigration expert of Morrison’s calibre on the Irish side will be a major boost: