Saturday 17 November 2018

Ian O'Doherty: 'Immigrant 'caravan' heading for the States puts our own illegals under US microscope'

Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, walk along the highway to Matias Romero from Juchitan, Mexico. Photo: Reuters
Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the United States, walk along the highway to Matias Romero from Juchitan, Mexico. Photo: Reuters
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

In AN alternate universe which is the stuff of many Irish nightmares, this country is currently girding its loins for the visit of Donald Trump, where he will be warmly greeted by our newly installed President Casey.

Thankfully/sadly (delete according to personal taste) such an encounter remains in the realms of a feverish fantasy, but given the current focus on illegal immigration into the United States, it might have actually been the perfect time to grab the ear of the Potus.

Of course, there are some rather more pressing matters occupying Trump's mind at the moment - most notably today's midterms, which are the most hotly contested and financially costly local elections in living memory.

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