Hi everyone

1.

The IRE Irish Immigration Bill petition now has over 600 signatures, and is on track to reach 1000 signatures. Please forward our email to people you know, asking them to support this bill. We need to get this petition out to as many people as possible including friends, family, organizations, media etc. Everything takes time, but there is urgency behind this bill as it is a temporary measure that will afford Irish nationals both skilled and unskilled, with the much needed opportunity to live and work legally in the United States, and then after a few years return home to a brighter future.

Just click on the link below, and sign up. It’s that easy, and only takes a minute.

http://www.change.org/petitions/united-states-congress-pass-the-ire-irish-immigration-bill

Now that we’ve got a base of excited supporters, we need to take our petition to the next level – and recruit some promoters too!

Being a petition promoter is easy! All our promoters need to do is post our petition on Facebook, email or IM friends, or ask bloggers to post our widget.

Click on following link which has lots of ideas about how you as a promoter can help out:http://www.change.org/guides/promote-your-petition

Remember, word of mouth is still the most powerful way to gain support for any online campaign. So, if we can find just one other person to promote our petition as passionately as we do, we’ll double our impact.

2.

Below is recent feedback why people are signing the IRE Irish Immigration Bill petition.

Why People Are Signing

Janet Williams

Ballsbridge, Ireland

5 days ago

I have 1 job waiting for me in California, 0 in Ireland.

Jim Fogarty

Vancouver, Canada

5 days ago

Ireland is currently suffering badly, and educated Irish workers have a lot to offer industry and the economy in the USA with their renowned work ethic.

John Quigley

Laois, Ireland

5 days ago

A few thousand people allowed to work in USA temporarily would assist the Irish economy greatly

Sean Egan

Lincroft, NJ

5 days ago

My Irish ancestors built this great Country of ours. It is time we show our gratitude by permitting these fine Irish people to come to America and once again demonstrate their God given abilities.

Mairead O’Donnell

Limerick, Ireland

6 days ago

Because not only is it the right thing to do but it would give more people an opportunity to obtain the possibilities that go with the American Dream

thomas michael crowe

ballinagh, Ireland

6 days ago

eager for work

Vladimir Dvorak

Dublin, Ireland

7 days ago

Love to try living in America

ann glaccum

brielle, NJ

11 days ago

The Irish have proven they will work hard and become good citizens lets make the right decision and soon.Please pass the bill ASAP Thank you

 

3.

Failte 32′s Immigration Attorney, Caro Kinsella, was recently featured in the Metro Herald. Please click on link below for full article:

 

http://www.failte32.org/2012/09/failte-32s-immigration-attorney-featured-in-metro-herald/

 

Caro will be attending the Working Abroad Jobs Expo in Dublin October 6th & 7th.  She will be hosting some conferences while at the expo, explaining the different types of visa options to live and work in the States. The Dublin Expo is taking place on Saturday October 6th & Sunday October 7th 2012 in the Royal Dublin Society (RDS). Opening times for visitors are from 10am to 5pm. Drop by and sign our petition!

 

The IRE Irish Immigration Bill was inspired by efforts including Joe McManus’s s speech to the OIREACHTAS ALL-PARTY GROUP ON THE‘UNDOCUMENTED’. Please click on link below for full speech:

 

http://www.uicany.org/United_Irish_Counties/News_&_Events_files/Joe%20McManusSpeach.pdf

 

4.

Talent void in the Tech/Engineering sectors in New York.

 

“New York City’s going on the road to try to fill its tech talent void.”

 

“While the industry is booming, its continued growth is threatened by a lack of engineers.”

 

“We want to tell the story, if you want to do really fun and cool engineering stuff, the West Coast isn’t the only destination. New York City has plenty.”
Read more:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/calling-tech-geniuses-new-york-city-takes-start-ups-campuses-recruit-talent-article-1.1160017

 

Source: New York Daily News

 

See also article “5 things for new grads to consider in job search”

 

5.

Job Networking

 

The Limerick Society of New York is having its ‘Fall Social Afternoon’ Sunday, October 28 (see below). Social events like this are a great way for our new arrivals from Ireland to network for jobs. For information on other events in the Irish community where you can network for jobs, please visit http://www.failte32.org/latest-news/

 

Although the main purpose of Failte 32 is to help our new arrivals from Ireland find employment by connecting them to Irish American networks/organizations here in the U.S., we do from time to time receive job referrals, which going forward will be posted on the News/Events section of Failte32.org.

Save The Date
Limerick Society of New York
Invites you to its
“FALL SOCIAL AFTERNOON”
Sunday, October 28, 2012
3pm – 7pm
First Floor Private Room at
The Irish Rogue
356 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Admission $35.00
Enjoy a Relaxing Afternoon with Friends and Family
With Music and an Assortment of Irish Food Plates
Cash Bar
For Reservations, Please Contact:
Maurice Landers 347 827 8713
The Limerick Society of New York Featured Prominently
in the Recent and Very Well Received Exhibition by
The United Irish Counties Association of New York
and
New York University Glucksman Ireland House
‘The Fifth Province: County Societies in Irish America’
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Aisling Irish Community Center News:

 

Just when you thought the fun was over on McLean Avenue…FamilyFun Day will take place at the Yonkers Montessori Adademy Field on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 2:00pm. This will be followed by our Raffle Ticket Prize Draw at 6:00pm at JP Clarke’s bar,947 McLean Avenue, Yonkers.

Novelty Races including:

“Fred & Wilma” Wife Carrying Race Sack Race – Adults and Children Backwards Race – Adults and Children Egg & Spoon Race – Adults and Children McLean Avenue Drag Race (Men in high heels & skirts/dresses) 3 Legged Races – Parents with Children Super Hero/Disney Character/Costume Race Piggy Back Race – Parents with Children “Life in the Slow Lane”Senior Race

Lots of entertainment for both adults andchildren including:

Food & Beverages Bouncy Castles Face Painter Entertainer/Magician/Clown Sesame Street Characters Sand Art for Children Yonkers PD K-9Demonstration Cotton Candy Machine Music/Entertainment

We look forward toseeing you on the day!

Regards,

ÓrlaKelleher, Executive Director

Aisling IrishCommunity Center

990 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704

www.aislingcenter.org

914-237-5121or 914-237-7121

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Kind regards
Failte 32 Committee

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