Yesterday, Friday, June 5th, MALACHY McALLISTER was notified by ICE/DHS he will be deported this Tuesday, June 9.
Malachy McAllister, his family and his supporters have for almost a quarter of a century fought for permanent legal status so the McAllister family can remain in America. For 24 years, Malachy has complied with all U.S. laws, started two successful job-producing businesses, and, due to the untimely death of his first wife, raised two families with children and grandchildren, who are U.S. citizens
DHS/ICE completely ignores the facts of the Northern Ireland conflict which drove Malachy to seek refuge in America and disregards the Good Friday Agreement by treating Malachy as a criminal.
They ignore Cardinal Dolan, Senators Robert Menendez and Charles Schumer, Congressmen Peter King, former chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, Chris Smith Foreign Affairs, Richard Neal Friends of Ireland, Elliot Engel House Foreign Affairs Committee, Bill Pascrell Malachy’s own congressman, and they ignore Irish American community leaders and law enforcement officials who support Malachy.
DHS/ICE literally adds insult to the injury which Malachy sustained last week when he was struck by a car and suffered a broken collarbone that needs medical treatment and makes him unfit for travel. Despite receiving medical documentation and X-rays, they forced him to appear at the Elizabeth Detention Center for a “medical exam” but did not examine his injury or provide the “exam” results. They ignore his severe pain and the serious possibility of compounding his injury.
Irish America cannot and will not continue to tolerate these actions That’s why we ask you once again to act on Monday June 8 to join Cardinal Dolan, Representatives and Legislators from both parties, to keep pressing President Trump and DHS Secretary Chad Wolf to allow McAllister to maintain residence in America.
Contact your member of Congress (contact details for your representative may be found here) and ask that they contact Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and have them add their voices to our plea for DHS Secretary Chad Wolf to allow McAllister to maintain residence in America. Remind them you are Irish American and you vote. Ask for confirmation.
Tweet the following
@RealDonaldTrump for the sake of the GFA only you can prevent the June 9 deportation of Malachy McAllister, a law-abiding Irish American community leader. Judge Trump Barry cited the injustice in deporting McAllister. Instruct @DHS_Wolf to grant permanent deferral. IRISH AMERICA
On behalf of Malachy he would like to thank everyone who has supported him and his family’s long struggle for justice.