Galway immigration campaigner becomes US citizen | Jul 20, 2014

Anne & Billy LawlessA Galway man who emigrated to Chicago seventeen years ago and was named last year as one of the top ten American community leaders got US citizenship last week.

Billy Lawless and his wife Anne, who are considered ‘restaurant royalty’ in their adopted Chicago, were sworn in at a conferring ceremony on Thursday when they took the Oath of Allegiance and registered to vote.

They own the Gage gastropub and a restaurant, Henri, on Michigan Avenue, the Dawson in River West and the Irish Oak in Wrigleyville.

Billy is also a board member and co-founder of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition and fights tirelessly for immigration reform.

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