White, Irish, and illegal in America

“There’s nothing stopping me from going home. I have family, support, it’s not that I can’t go home, it’s that I can’t come back.”

The situation is more complicated for undocumented Irish people who have children.

Back at the Aisling Center in the Bronx, Orla Kelleher says they are most anxious about Trump’s presidency.

“A lot of people have been here undocumented for more than half their life,” she says.

“If you see this as home it’s difficult to see where your future lies and having to uproot your family and start a new life somewhere you haven’t lived for years.”

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