The Roman Catholic Bishop Of Londonderry, S?©amus Hegarty, having failed to make peace in his own Northern Irish Diocese,
wishes to export Ireland`s problems to America, legally or illegally:
Bishop of Derry hopes for US immigration reformMICHAEL O`REGANUNDOCUMENTED IRISH: BISHOP OF Derry Dr S?©amus Hegarty has called for support for the undocumented Irish in the United States.In a St Patrickâ€™s Day message, he said that he was particularly conscious of their circumstances. â€?While hopes may have dimmed that comprehensive immigration reform will occur this year, they have not been extinguished,â€? he said. â€?It is only by addressing this issue that people may be brought in from the margins of society, enabling them to integrate and contribute fully to their host community.â€?[More]
I would have thought that, as the Roman Catholic Bishop of a city like Londonderry, violently divided between Protestant and Catholic, would realize that some people don`t want illegal colonists
to "contribute fully to their host community.â€?
This is what I said last year:
Happy Saint Patrickâ€™s Day to all our Irish readers, our Irish-American readers, and to legal immigrants from Ireland. (As for illegal Irish immigrants, you can buy a one-way ticket from New York to Shannon fairly cheaply.)In honor of St. Patricksâ€™s Day, check out St. Patrickâ€™s Day Explained To England, by Peter Brimelow, and The Camp Of St. Patrick and Ganging Up On America by me.Peter Brimelowâ€™s column was an attempt to explain the St. Patrickâ€™s Day parade to the readers of the London Times in the â€™80s, and mine attempt to explain that nineteenth century Irish immigration was not an unmixed blessing.