by Pam Houston
Published in O The Oprah Magazine, September 2009
A young genocide survivor’s tale of escape, healing – and hope. “THERE ARE DEGREES of loneliness,” Deogratias, a young medical student from the mountains of Burundi, told Tracy Kidder in one of many conversations that led to Kiddler’s utterly mesmerizing Strenght in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness (Random House). “The worst… was to be a poor person oppressed by diseases.”
by Molly Muldoon
Published in The Irish Voice on February 2, 2011
It’s a recent Friday in Terminal Four at JFK Airport in the New York, and the Aer Lingus flight from Dublin has just landed as passengers make their way to the baggage carousel to collect their luggage.
Some people are coming back from vacation, and more are visiting friends and family. Others wait eagerly for their belongings, a suitcase and a pocket full of dreams...
As an immigration lawyer I am asked all the time, how does a person get or stay legal in the United States? Here is all that information summarized.
In addition to the green card/permanent resident status, there are approximately 35 other types of employment visas and work permits available to people wishing to live and work in the United States.
Published in www.irishtimes.com, December 13, 2011
A US Senator from New York introduced a new Bill to the United States Senate that would annually allow up to 10,000 Irish citizens to obtain American work visas.
Senator Charles Schumer previously wrote legislation for the diversity visa program, while a member of the House of Representatives, and created the ‘Schumer visa’, distributed to 50,000 people in countries with low rates of immigration to America.
Published in www.irishcentral.com, October 19, 2010
Immigration is a divisive subject, probably even more so than health care reform.
Look at the state of Arizona, which passed its own immigration law. This is like New Jersey issuing its own passports. Sounds ridiculous but this is what happens after years of Congressional inaction.
On July 6, 2010, the Department of Justice sued in Federal court challenging...
Citizenship of the U.S., like citizenship of Ireland, can be passed on from a parent to a child who is born in a foreign country under certain circumstances.
For many years Irish people were not aware of this section of U.S. law. At best, people born in Ireland to U.S. citizen parents thought they might be eligible for a green card under the family preference category, or if they were eligible for U.S...
Published in www.irishcentral.com and The Irish Voice, March 10, 2009
After years of living in the shadows in the U.S., two Co. Mayo siblings recently discovered they were American citizens since birth. Patricia Reddington, 27, and Patrick Reddington, 30, of Castlebar, Co. Mayo, knew that their Irish-born father, who lived in the U.S. for ten years in the fifties and sixties, was a U.S. citizen, but when Patrick, a carpenter, went to the U.S. Embassy in Dublin 10 years ago to apply...
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the various types and categories of US employment visas. I promised to explain some of those visa types more fully and to give an outline of their requirements and the procedural aspects that would lead to a successful application and issuance of a US visa in one of those categories.