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Some facts on immigration to Ireland
Handy to have to hand next time right-wing talking points emerge:
Let’s summarise:

Ireland has a relatively high level of non-citizens in its population. But this is down to the high level of UK citizens and citizens from other English-speaking countries (US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand).
Ireland has significantly fewer non-citizens from outside the English-speaking world than high-income EU countries.
The proportion of non-citizens has remained stable over the last 10 years (i.e. there is no ‘surge’).
Non-citizens in Ireland are more integrated into the labour market than any other high-income EU country – that is, there is lower unemployment among non-citizens. So much for the ‘sponging-off-the-state’ argument.
We have had far fewer asylum-seekers and we grant asylum to far fewer than most other high-income EU countries.
The claims of the Far Right and their allies collapse when we look to reality. 
immigration  facts  statistics  ireland  asylum-seekers 
4 days ago by jm
The Language of the Trump Administration Is the Language of Domestic Violence | The New Yorker
God this is so awful.
Gaslighting, it needs not be said, is Trump’s preferred mode of communication, and it is encoded in the family-separation policy itself: once their parents have been taken into custody, the children are reclassified as “unaccompanied minors,” their parents effectively disappeared. On Friday, NPR reported on three Guatemalan mothers who were on trial in Alpine, Texas, after D.H.S. flew their children—ages eight, eight, and nine—more than two thousand miles away, to a shelter in Manhattan. “There is no mention in the Border Patrol narrative,” an immigration lawyer told NPR, “that these women had children with them when they entered the United States.” Can you prove this child is yours? Do you even have children? Well, then, where are they?
children  donald-trump  new-yorker  dhs  asylum-seekers 
june 2018 by jm

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