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Schumer to address ILIR rally on Friday

February 17, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Following the recent midterm elections, ILIR is kick starting its renewed campaign for more Irish immigrant visas with the rally set for St. Barnabas Church starting at 7 p.m.
“We’re calling on all the undocumented to turn up and be counted,” said ILIR executive director, Kelly Fincham.
“We can’t win this without the support of the undocumented. If they don’t turn out, people will think they have gone away,” she said.
In addition to Schumer, Congressman Anthony Weiner is also expected to speak at the Bronx event.
ILIR is hoping that a revived “Countdown To Victory” reform campaign will secure favorable results when combined with the changed political landscape in Washington.
Schumer is sympathetic to the plight of the undocumented Irish and will be a central figure in congressional efforts to secure a bipartisan reform bill in 2007.
ILIR, meanwhile, is planning a rally in Boston on Wednesday, December 13. The event is set for The Stadium, 232 Old Colony Avenue at 7 p.m. Details are available by calling Aoife at (617)479-7404.
Other rallies are being planned by the group for venues in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Florida.

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