As the government shutdown enters its third day, the debate around immigration has intensified between President Donald Trump, Democrats and Republicans. While the current debate has largely focused on undocumented immigrants from Mexico brought to the United States as children, Irish immigrants, too, have become increasingly fearful of being deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
While President Trump and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement worked to deport foreign nationals from Mexico, deportations from non-Central American countries went up by about 24 percent last year.
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“It’s really indiscriminate. ICE, in their aggressive tactics of detention, are going after the Irish as much as they’re going after any other nationality,” Ronnie Millar, director of the Irish International Immigrant Center in Boston, told NPR for a report Monday. In Boston’s Irish
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