Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, has today announced her draft proposals for a scheme to regularise undocumented migrants in Ireland.
The terms of the scheme are subject to the consultation process which will take place with stakeholders. The Minister’s initial proposals envisage that eligible people would:
- Have a period of 4 years residence in the State without an immigration permission, or 3 years in the case of those with children;
- Be granted an immigration permission that allows for unrestricted access to the labour market; and
- Have years of residence with that permission reckonable for the purposes of pursing citizenship by way of naturalisation
It is envisaged that this scheme will be launched before the end of 2021. It will operate under the Executive Powers of the Minister for Justice on an administrative basis and will be time limited. It is anticipated that it will open for approximately six months. When assessing applications, regard will be given to the character and conduct of an individual.
You can read the full press release here: http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/PR21000099
It is important to note that this scheme has not yet been launched.
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