The governments plan to grant an amnesty to "thousands" of illegal migrants is deeply flawed and will put huge pressure on social services .
The first thing that happens when you make an illegal migrant legal is that their current employer will let them go . This is because their employer will not want to pay the legal minimum wage which the person will now be entitled to .
When this happens , the person will either end up on the dole or will end up competing for jobs with people who entered this country legally unlike them .
The illegal migrant will now also be entitled to social housing . Estimates floating around is that there are upwards of 20,000 illegal migrants living in Ireland . This would put huge pressure on an already overburdened housing system . Faulty Logic
The logic behind the governments plan is that because they lobby for irish citizens who are illegal in America , they must make everyone whos illegal in Ireland legal .
But surely to follow that logic , the return gesture should apply to american citizens only , after all , the Irish government never lobbied the US government to make everyone in america legal , they lobbied on behalf of irish citizens so any return gesture should apply to US citizens only . If your child done something bold and you rewarded them for it , wouldn't they do it more often .
The vast majority of migrants in Ireland abide by the law and choose to enter Ireland legally . They choose to go through the proper channels. The vast majority of Irish people in America , choose to abide by american law and enter the country legally.
Migrants who refuse to abide by a countries laws should never be rewarded for their behaviour because it sends out all the wrong messages to others that its ok to do it and like the bold child scenario , it will happen more often.
At a time when resources such as decent jobs and affordable housing are becoming more and more scarce with increasing homelessness and unemployment , the government's decision to reward illegal migration will cause great harm and suffering to the law abiding citizens of this country and to the migrants who came here legally and abide by the laws of this land . firstname.lastname@example.org