Comment: Ireland’s immigration amnesty shows British campaigners the way

On 4 September the Republic of Ireland announced plans for a new “regularisation scheme” to allow certain undocumented migrants to remain in the country legally. The amnesty will be open to anyone who came to Ireland as an international student between January 2005 and December 2010 and is now undocumented. Although few details have been released, the announcement was welcomed by rights groups, including the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland. The charity has been campaigning for years for regularisation schemes for the approximately 26,000 adults and children who work, study, live and love in Ireland without papers. Irish regularisation scheme driven by Article 8 rights Reports in Irish media say the scheme…

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