Thursday, 29 May 2008

Immigrants in Ireland

'Getting On -From Migration to Integration' ( is a new publication from the Immigrant Council of Ireland that studies the integration experiences of four groups in Ireland – the Chinese, Indian, Lithuanian and Nigerian. Denise Charlton of the ICI said the research looked at four key indicators of integration: political integration; economic integration; social integration and cultural integration. 'Some of the findings confirm the stance taken by the ICI on issues such as the need for clear and transparent rules relating to migrants’ rights to family reunification, including visits to Ireland by migrants’ family members', Ms Charlton said.
'In relation to immigration status and uncertainty about the future, we believe clearer pathways to security of status, more information and a more efficient and transparent immigration system would help in this area.' Ms Charlton said, in relation to the research’s findings about migrants’ experiences of racism and discrimination, the ICI has called on the Government to act on its promise to review the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989 without delay.

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