Irishman working with immigrants in the US says Trump’s election creates major challenges

An Irishman working with immigrants in the United States says Trump’s election has created a major challenge.


There are 50,000 Irish people living in America without visas.

They were left in limbo earlier this year when the Supreme Court split down the middle on President Barack Obama’s plan to spare them from deportation while their status is decided.

If President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his plans, these people could face deportation.

Executive Director of the Irish International Immigrant Center in Boston, Ronnie Millar says they’re concerned by the election result and what it could mean for the illegal Irish.

Ronnie Millar says President Obama’s deferred action programmes gave great hope for illegal immigrants, but now there’s great uncertainty.