I have somewhat mixed feelings about this topic. On the one hand, as I’ve always been clear about, I am a firm believer that we need to have strong laws regarding immigration. These laws need to be enforced, and if people break them, they should be deported. However, reading this story makes me think it really isn’t so simple. Here we have a Canadian-American family who settled in Ireland illegally. However, they’ve actually integrated into the community quite well. They work hard, they behave like model, law-abiding citizens, and they love our culture so much that they’ve even become fluent Irish language speakers. When I hear things like this, I think that maybe an exception should be made in their case.
I don’t feel like copying and pasting the article this time because of how long it is and because I’m not going to be responding to it piece by piece like I usually do. I’d suggest checking out the article by clicking the link.
Anyway, it’s a shame to see that such good immigrants are being deported. However it’s just a sad reality that European countries don’t need immigrants who respect their host nations, work hard, integrate, and have useful skills. No, what we clearly need more of are…
Yes, aren’t we lucky to have an immigration system that instead deals with the real threats like this couple and their children?