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November 17, 2014

‘Immigration control’ demands. as a response to economic crises and rising unemployment are not new. In the past and current times, immigration control has been repeatedly debated in many countries with pro-immigration control argument coming from both the reformist-central left and right wing neoliberal circles.

(Part 2 of a series on Racism - For Part 1 click)

‘Immigration control’ demands, as a response to economic crises and rising unemployment are not new. In the past and current times, immigration control has been repeatedly debated in many countries with pro-immigration control argument coming from both the reformist-central left and right wing neoliberal circles.

November 12, 2014

 ‘Immigration control’ is one of the forms of racism – among other forms – that specifically targets the workers. Firstly, it targets the ‘local’ workers by pretending to be on their side and protecting their wages and working conditions and in the process tries turning them agains migrant workers. Secondly, it targets the ‘migrant’ workers by accusing them of ‘stealing’ jobs from the local workers and ‘lowering wages’. A detailed and open minded look into the arguments of ‘immigration control’ defenders will reveal that these arguments are as ridiculous as suggesting that “the workers of Kilkenny are stealing the jobs of workers in Waterford”.

September 20, 2014

Asylum seekers could have decision on status ‘in weeks’. Main purpose of new legislation is to cut time spent in direct provision”, says Minister Fitzgerald in a statement about a forthcoming bill. Let's be clear on one thing. The direct provisions system is not going anywhere according to the proposed changes. The question is, what happens to the - more than 90% - applicants who are refused the status of refugee? That's where deportations may well be coming into play... Or, is it "back to the old direct provision system" for refused applicants who will continue to spend many years, filled with long appeals and disbelieving court hearings...

Asylum seekers could have decision on status ‘in weeks’. Main purpose of new legislation is to cut time spent in direct provision”, says Minister Fitzgerald in a statement about a forthcoming bill.(1) 

September 17, 2014

For seven years I have worked with asylum seekers. These years were an eye opener for people like me who had no real first-hand experience of what the whole 'asylum seeker' concept was about. Throughout these years I have learned many things about the conditions of asylum seekers in Ireland and about the realities of faraway places they came from.

The debates on asylum seekers are usually conducted in a 'negative' tone and asylum seekers are seen by the state, political powers etc. a problem that needs to dealt with. It seems, the establishment - as per the popular phrase - can't think outside of the box of discrimination, racism and a 'no-solution' approach.

For seven years I have worked with asylum seekers. These years were an eye opener for people like me who had no real, first-hand experience of what the whole 'asylum seeker' concept was about. Throughout these years I have learned many things about the conditions of asylum seekers in Ireland and about the realities of faraway places they came from.

January 13, 2014

Jim Cusack of Irish Independent reports that “the barrister wife of former Fianna Fail minister Barry Andrews received more than a €1m for briefs from the Attorney General's office to fight asylum applications in the past five years.”

Jim Cusack of Irish Independent reports that “the barrister wife of former Fianna Fail minister Barry Andrews received more than a €1m for briefs from the Attorney General's office to fight asylum applications in the past five years.”

“There is no money in the country!”

December 13, 2011

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 19:30 until 21:00
Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment.
Does immigration cause unemployment at the time of crisis and job losses?
Are migrants a cause for jobs losses for locals?

Speaker: Memet Uludag
(personal capacity)
Hosted by Turkish Association of Ireland

Followed by discussion and contributions from the floor

All welcome

www.turkishassociationireland.org

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 19:30 until 21:00
Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment.
Does immigration cause unemployment at the time of crisis and job losses?
Are migrants a cause for jobs losses for locals?

Speaker: Memet Uludag
(personal capacity)
Hosted by Turkish Association of Ireland

Followed by discussion and contributions from the floor

All welcome

November 13, 2011

I really loved to come back to earth in 200 years time to see what they are teaching in history books about our current times. This must be ones selfish need to be immortal. Or maybe just a harmless curiosity of history in future... 

I really loved to come back to earth in 200 years time to see what they are teaching in history books about our current times. This must be ones selfish need to be immortal. Or maybe just a harmless curiosity of history in future...  

Could they be teaching something like this?

October 12, 2011

The issue of migrant labour and/or refugees is at, or near, the top of the political agenda in many countries round the world today.

 

The issue of migrant labour and/or refugees is at, or near, the top of the political agenda in many countries round the world today.

There are two main reasons for this. First, the combination of globalisation and war over the last decade or so has generated flows of migration greater, possibly, than at any previous point in human history – in excess, possibly, even of the huge displacement of people caused by the Second World War. Second, the ruling classes in most of the affected countries put it there.