|US Work Visa's
Legal options for working in the US are available for some immigrant's
who have not overstayed their 90 day visa waivers. Irish Centers in the
US provide accurate information about what visas are available to Irish
immigrants. Call or visit their websites for more information. Find
your local Irish center here
If you are living in
Ireland Crosscare can provide information and assistance before you
leave. Check out their website here
finding, which appears in the July issue of The American Journal of
Public Health, suggests that strong social ties, through friends,
family and community groups, can preserve our brain health as we age
and that social isolation may be an important risk factor for cognitive
decline in the elderly. Read more here.
Socializing Appears to Delay Memory Problems
active social life appears to delay memory loss as we age, a new study
Find out what Senior Programs are available in your area by calling the Irish Center near you.
If you are a senior and need someone to talk to call the Senior Connect Helpline 1-877-997-5777
Problems for Irish Returning Home
citizens who return to Ireland after living abroad are running into
serious problems if they fall on hard times because many are being
denied social welfare benefits. We have highlighting this issue for
many years and recent reports bear out what ourselves and other
advocacy agencies have been concerned about.
you have lived here in the US for two years or more you will be
required to prove that Ireland is now your "center of interest". The
presumption is that applicants are not
habitually resident in Ireland. The onus is on the applicant to
prove that Ireland is their home!
Migrant Project has been working hard to ensure that Irish immigrants
who return home are not wrongly denied benefits. See the Irish Examiner
piece that highlights some of these problems
What can you do?
travelers must have an approved Electronic System for Travel
Authorization (ESTA) arriving in the United States from Ireland. Sign
up on line prior to travel and as always beware of scams. ESTA registration
is free. Read more here
DV Lottery 2012 - Apply Online: October
next application period for the Visa Lottery (DV-2012) is on the
but be warned that it is not possible to apply until October 2012.
will apply on Form DS-5501, the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry
available only during the DV open registration period.
Please beware of
scams do not submit
your information on any website that does not have the .gov suffix.
for the lottery is free so any site looking for credit card information
the official US
government site. Check the official U.S. Department of State website for
updates and check with your local Irish Center for more information and
Locate Detainee's Online
Friends and family members
can now locate detained individuals on the Online Detainee Locator System. You need to
have either (1) the detainee's A# and country of birth, or (2) the
detainee's full name, country of birth, and date of birth.
are opportunities for graduate engineers and other professionals
from Northern Ireland
colleges and universities to spend a year working with Pittsburg area
companies and organizations
developing sustainable technologies. Check the Ireland Institute of Pittsburg website
for more information
Traveling to the US?
Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers
Coalition of Irish
Immigration Centers | 551 Washington Street, Suite 4 | Boston | MA |