In the best traditions of Pravda, our national broadcaster RTÉ, in a piece broadcast yesterday entitled 'Immigrant families being kept apart by red tape' and apparently designed to pull at the heartstrings on St Valentine's Day with a hand drawn heart card opposite a framed photograph of an African male, interview a Nigerian woman and one of her three children all now awarded Irish citizenship about her husband whom the RTÉ reporter says is still in Nigeria and was twice refused permission to stay in the State.
It is no surprise that the likes of the Immigrant Council of Ireland (listen to its Chief Executive Ms Denise Charlton) and other paid migration lobbyists seek to exploit sympathy for their cause and indeed, apparently, the Dept of Justice acknowledge the need for more comprehensive rules in this area.
However, this is surely a very obvious piece of 'politically correct' agenda broadcasting if ever there was one. Of course, we know these professional migration lobbyists tout 'ah sure, let them in' stuff but is it really the job of RTÉ and other gullible media to be broadcasting what appears to be very much a piece from the agenda of the likes of the ICI?
The report is accessible here:
Immigrant families being kept apart by red tape