Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bi-lateral Immigration deal

I know I've mentioned this before, but it's great to see that the Irish government might - finally - be seeing the light on how to get an immigration deal with the United States. Agree a bilateral swap where Americans can come to work here and, in exchange, Irish people can go work in the US.

For too long the Irish government allowed itself to be tied into the bigger issue of immigration reform in the US. That's fine for those who are part of the American political scene, but the Irish government should have always been looking at some form of mutual deal. Isn't that how governments deal with one another? I'll do this for you if you do this for me? Simply begging for forgiveness for Irish illegals was never the right approach.