This week Sarah Casey from Ballyheigue launched a campaign to get her deported husband return to New York.
Sarah and her husband Hughie O’Donnell from Donegal had lived and worked in New York for 15 years.
However, Mr O’Donnell was arrested by immigration officers as his visa had expired.
There are around 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US.
Senator Mark Daly from Kenmare is the Seanad spokesperson for the diaspora.
The Fianna Fáil politician has been campaigning for the rights of the undocumented.