Deporting care-workers, from a country crying out for care-workers !! I raised this before in the Dáil, and again the other day. The Minister provided some soothing words, but what will actually happen to these people? and others who’s lives have been torn apart by war, famine, poverty? We should shelter people, as we sought shelter in other countries in our Famine years, and after.
Two weeks ago, I raised the imminent deportation of two care workers. Yesterday Gary Gannon raised the same question, and the Taoiseach acted as though he knew nothing about it. The Taoiseach is playing pass the parcel with people’s lives. Health workers should not be deported!
Can you believe it? An asylum seeker who put herself and her health on the line to help during Covid, in a nursing home, is being denied the right to remain in Ireland and is threatened with deportation. And she’s not the only care-worker affected this way. It’s not only shameful, its stupidity of the highest order.