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Ramsey: New US immigration measures a welcome move for undocumented Irish

Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey has welcomed the series of measures to protect illegal immigrants from deportation due to be signed into law by US President Barack Obama.
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Ritchie: Obama’s announcement a ‘welcome step in the right direction’

SDLP spokesperson for International Affairs, Margaret Ritchie MP has welcomed an announcement by US President Barack Obama who announced executive immigration reform early Friday morning (GMT). The measures will protect undocumented immigrants living in the US from deportation of which an estimated 50,000 are Irish. Ms Ritchie described the announcement as, ‘a welcome step in the right direction’:
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McDonnell welcomes ‘brave and visionary move’ by President Obama

South Belfast MP Dr Alasdair McDonnell has welcomed the move by US President Barack Obama who is to sign into law a series of measures that will protect five million illegal immigrants from deportation.
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Kelly dissatisfied with domestic abuse strategy delay

SDLP Deputy Leader Dolores Kelly has voiced her concern over the increasing problem of domestic and sexual abuse in Northern Ireland. The Upper Bann representative made her comments following the long delay in the publication of a public consultation exercise on tackling the issue.
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Ramsey: Shooting of local man totally unacceptable

SDLP MLA for Derry Pat Ramsey has expressed his horror at the shooting of a man in a so-called punishment style this evening near Creggan.
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