A Paperless Christmas: Not Going Home for the Holidays

"Undocumented migrants in Ireland and in the US have much in common.  They fear officialdom, are unable to access basic healthcare, welfare and educational services, and are vulnerable to abusive employers.  They can’t travel, for fear of being unable to return, and are often connected to loved ones only through technology.  Although they have escaped unemployment in their home countries, fill gaps in labour markets, stimulate the economies of the countries they live in, often pay tax and send a lot of money home in subventions, they feel trapped." - Irish Times, Dec. 7, 2013.