Quote from: tonto1888 on November 28, 2023, 02:08:10 PMQuote from: Rossfan on November 28, 2023, 01:43:39 PMCould I point out that applicants for International Protection are not illegal.
If their application is rejected and they don't leave and don't appeal then they are illegally in the State.
Anither example woukd be someone who'd got a visa for a term and didn't leave when it expired.
No Irish person would do the likes of that anywhere of course🙄.
Never. But we dont talk about that do we............
So, because we have Irish in American and Australia over-staying their visas, we should let all illegals here stay on?
It's like "because we already have murderers in Ireland, we should let in a heap more".
Obviously, it's up to Americans to deport those who are in their country illegally.
By the way, tonto1888 (I think it was you who asked), the 7% figure for forced deportation comes from an Irish Times article from earlier this year looking at figures for the last 5 years. Unfortunately, it's now behind a paywall but, as I recall, there was something like a further 7% that voluntarily left the state. However, these were never followed up on, so could in reality be less.