No Human Being is Illegal

No Human Being is Illegal

 

This print is produced by Favianna Rodriguez, the US based artist and activist. She produced it in response to the Associated Press’ decision to stop using the word “illegal” and in honour of Elie Wiesel’s famous quote. I think that this print is quite striking, not only do the vibrant colours catch your attention, but it is bold and direct in its message: fundamentally, it questions the category of “illegal migrant”.

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Undocumented Irish and Undocumented in Ireland

Kenny and Obama 2014

Kenny and Obama in the White House (RTE2014)

MRCI

MRCI Campaign Poster (MRCI, 2014)

Support for the Undocumented in Ireland

Photographs in Solidarity for the Undocumented in Ireland (Twitter2014)

Every year the occasion of St. Patrick’s day provides an opportunity for the Irish Government to publicly lobby in support of the undocumented Irish in the US. Indeed, as we can see above, last Friday (14/03/2014) the Taoiseach Enda Kenny met with President Barack Obama.

This March, the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland (MRCIlaunched a solidarity campaign in support of undocumented migrants in Ireland. As I previously discussed, the Irish Government are hypocritical in their attitude towards immigration reform. On the one hand, they explicitly support the undocumented Irish in the US, while on the other, they are quite strict in their approach towards those in a similar situation in Ireland. This campaign by the MRCI highlights this issue in a timely manner and it is encouraging to see so much support on Twitter for the undocumented in Ireland.