Irish Premier Uses St. Patrick’s Day Ritual to Lecture Trump on Immigration
Irish Premier Uses St. Patrick’s Day Ritual to Lecture Trump on Immigration - GEOPOLITICA.info

On a calendar of foreign visitors that includes President Xi Jinping of China and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, the annual visit by the taoiseach of Ireland to mark St. Patrick’s Day should have been a delightful distraction for President Trump.Yet on Thursday, Mr. Trump found himself in a roomful of lawmakers in the Capitol for the Friends of Ireland luncheon, being lectured by the Irish prime minister, Enda Kenny about the virtues of America’s immigrant legacy and the contributions that immigrants had made to the country. This was prompted by the concern for the estimated 50,000 Irish who are living in the US illegally, and who are at risk of being deported if Mr. Trump delivers on his campaign pledge to round up undocumented immigrants. Kenny, like many world leaders, faced the dilemma between acting according to the wishes of the people who dislike Trump and his policies and not damaging his country’s relationship with the United States.
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