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LATEST PRESS RELEASE

29 September 2014

PRESS RELEASE

At the recent AGM of Immigration Control Platform the following motions were passed:

1 I.C.P. calls on the Ministers for Justice and Education to reject calls for the right of asylum seekers to free third level education on the three grounds that

a) Since most asylum seekers in Ireland, as elsewhere, are found to be abusing the system and not deserving of protection, it is unjust that such a privilege be extended to them at the expense of the Irish citizenry.

b) It is against principles of fairness that non-EU people with residency rights here should not be entitled to this, when those without such residency rights get it.

c) MOST IMPORTANTLY, that such a move would be calculated to greatly increase the inflow of " unaccompanied minors", which is the most burdensome area of asylum seeking.

2 I.C.P. seeks a constitutional referendum to change Article 34.3.1 of the constitution by adding the words "apart from matters of international protection, immigration and deportation", so that there will be no judicial review available in relation to those matters.

3 I.C.P. deplores the grossly excessive liberality in relation to work permits which is the 50:50 rule (i.e. to be granted a work permit one must have at least 50% EU employees).

4 This AGM calls on the government to control advertisements solely in foreign languages by employers and agents in Ireland who recruit non-Irish labour to the detriment of Irish job-seekers' chances of finding employment.

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25 September 2014

NGO SEEKS CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM TO END JUDICIAL REVIEW FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS

Immigration Control Platform has called for a constitutional referendum to change Article 34.3.1 of the constitution. It is that article that provides the constitutional right for asylum seekers to seek judicial review.

Although asylum seekers have a right of appeal to the Refugee Appeals Tribunal, they very frequently refuse to accept that ruling and proceed to judicial review, to such an extent that at a High Court sitting on July 14 a total of 849 asylum cases were listed as waiting for a date to be heard.

The process is used to drag out time in Ireland in the hope that residency will eventually ensue.It is, indeed a rule of thumb that the longer you can remain, the greater your chances of avoiding removal.

Article 34.3.1 currently reads:

"The Courts of First Instance shall include a High Court invested with full original jurisdiction in and power to determine all matters and questions whether of law or fact, civil or criminal."

The amendment sought would add to this the words "apart from matters of international protection,immigration and deportation."

It would appear that such an amendment would not breach the European Convention on Human Rights,the EU Charter of Fundamental Freedoms or the EU Procedures Directive.

ENDS

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LATEST NEWS - January 2014

BETRAYING THE UNEMPLOYED

Four TD's put a parliamentary question to the Minister for Justice which received written reply on Dec. 17th 2013. The four T D's wanted the Minister to bring in a scheme to regularise illegal immigrants.

They were:

Eric Byrne (Labour)

John Lyons (Labour)

Finian McGrath (Independent)

Patrick Nulty (Independent)

There has been an estimate of 30,000 illegals in Ireland. They must be, in most cases, illegally employed; they cannot live on fresh air. The jobs they hold should be held by the thousands of Irish or legal immigrants who are unemployed.

Those of them who are self-employed compete with and probably undercut the many self-employed currently struggling to survive.

Yet, these TD's say that those people, who do not even have the right to be in the country, should be told they may hold those jobs.

Will they have the gall to ask for votes at the next election from the unemployed, the workers whose wages they drive down and the self-employed they push out of business.

To see their questions and the Minister's reply, click here.

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