‘Obama victory gives hope to uncodumented Irish’ – Rogers

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Friday, November 9th, 2012
Politics

SDLP South Down MLA Sean Rogers has said he hopes Barack Obama’s election victory will renew the hopes of the Undocumented Irish in America.

Rogers paid particular attention to Mr Obama’s re-election victory speech and his reference to his plans to tackling the immigration issue in the United States.

Speaking to Newry Times, Rogers said he was pleased to hear the re-elected President say during his victory address that in the coming weeks and months he was looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges they ‘can only solve together’ and he made specific reference to fixing the US  immigration system.

“Our ‘Undocumented’ exiles in the United States will take some hope from the President’s words but they have been built up and let down so many times previously that they will not get over excited until something more positive is announced.”

He added, “It is very difficult at this stage to say how the immigration debates will fare given that the Democrats are the majority in the Senate whilst the Republicans control Congress. Attempting to get agreement will be difficult but I am confident that President Obama will at least give it a try.”


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