Grant all illegal migrants leave to remain in Ireland.

Grant all illegal migrants leave to remain in Ireland.

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Faisal Mirza started this petition to The President of Ireland and

Date: 02/04/2020

 

 

Dear Prime Minister Leo Eric Varadkar and Members of Parliament

 

We write to call for ‘A Just and Humanitarian Approach for undocumented migrants during the current Covid-19 pandemic’.  We urge you to grant all illegal migrants leave to remain in this great Country.

 

We recommend that the Irish government should adopt the following measures:

1.     We urge you to grant all undocumented migrants leave to remain in this Country.

2.     We also urge to grant permission to remain to those migrants whose applications are currently under consideration for substantive decisions.

3.     Every undocumented migrant basic medical need are met during this Covid-19 pandemic;

4.     Foster empathetic narratives about people who migrated to this Country and facing legal status issues.

5.     More importantly, the coronavirus pandemic is threatening to affect the health of all those undocumented migrants.


We urge you to give serious consideration to those migrants have been working in Ireland. They have their shops, business and consider Ireland as their own home. Many of them have completed their educations. They have never accessed any social welfare payment in Ireland. They have always supported themselves through employment. Many of them have entrepreneurial skills and establish business and provides jobs to local Irish communities and have contributed substantially to the Irish Revenue Commissioners and have always remained financially self-sufficient while resident in the Ireland.  They have never received social welfare payments. They resided in Ireland continuously and have connections through their businesses, friends, and within their Irish community, they have become fully integrated and connected to the Irish State during the period they resided here. We urge that many of them have a very strong and sustainable business record and will continue to have secure employment and employs more peoples and provide jobs to the local Irish community in the future. They are not a risk of becoming a financial burden on the Irish State.  Many of them have not maintained strong links with their Country of origin and they now regards Ireland to be their place of permanent residence as all their strong connections are here in Ireland. Generally, they are of utmost good character and have proven themselves to be an asset to their community in Ireland through their employment and integration into their community. They wish to contribute to the Irish Revenue in the future. All their strong connections are here in Ireland where they lead a settled life. They have not the same community of friends/ support in their Country of Origin.  They are fully integrated. We request to the Irish State that the State should give due consideration to how the current Pandemic would affect the rights of those undocumented migrants. In this way every person, irrespective of nationality shall access healthcare, housing, food and the same sources of income from the State as everyone else.  
Everyone has the right to be in an environment where they can follow the Public Health directives necessary to limit COVID19 viral transmission to the absolute minimum and to care for themselves, their loved ones and their living and working communities. People who are destitute or undocumented fear what will happen to them if they identify themselves. They cannot access healthcare, emergency shelter and food. It will be a highly fair, just, unprejudiced and legitimate act if the Irish Prime Minister and parliamentarians are merciful and pass such special unprecedented law in favour of illegal migrants on humanitarian grounds to facilitate them at this unprecedented challenging time. Bearing in mind, granting Amnesty to the Illegal Migrants would very rightly and significantly impact Irish country's economy as they would contribute to the Irish economy by paying the taxes and generating revenue and gear Irish economy up.  These people have been suffering from so many miseries and atrocities. They are vulnerable and being exploited on many occasions due to not having the full protection of the law without having legal papers in this country and they feel afraid to report against anyone because of their personal vulnerability. On that basis, they can't register with GP, they can't rent a home, can't work legally, can't drive and can't travel out of the country to reunite with their family at the event when their beloved one dies or any other special event.

 

Please share this open letter for the noble cause to raise a voice for vulnerable community of this Country.

 

Regards

 

Yours Faithfully

ISHAQ ALAM AND FAISAL MIRZA

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The President of Ireland
The President of the European Parliament,
The President of the European Council,

The President of the European Commission,
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees,
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,
The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe,
The Director General of the World Health Organization.

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