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Sinn Féin disgusted by Trump's 'barbaric' immigration policy – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

19 June, 2018 - by Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Justice Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has today condemned the latest immigration policy to be implemented by the Trump administration.

Teachta Ó Laoghaire said;

“What we have seen develop over the weekend is nothing short of disgusting and barbaric, and we must act as a state to condemn these measures.

“The Minister for Justice and the Government must act to do all within their power to ensure the message that Irish society does not believe this to be remotely acceptable.

“We’ve seen children being caged after being separated from their parents; it’s a practice that wouldn’t have been acceptable 100 years ago, and is a flagrant human rights abuse.

“We must also begin to have a proper conversation about our own immigration policies, namely Direct Provision.

“Society is rightly outraged by Trump's policies, but we also must accept our own failings, and act to change them.

“Direct Provision is an outdated model, and must be done away with.”

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