Senator Billy Lawless says thousands pinned hopes on Obama’s immigration reform plan

Ireland’s first emigrant Senator has described a ruling by the US Supreme Court blocking plans to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation as “devastating”.

Senator Billy Lawless, who was appointed to the Seanad by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in May, said he was disappointed for undocumented Irish people living in the US.

Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times.

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