20,000 – 26,000 undocumented migrants ‘costing State €41m per year’

 There are between 2,000-6,000 children and young people growing up undocumented in Ireland today, according to Migrant Rights Centre Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson
The failure to regularise undocumented migrants living in Ireland is costing the State €41 million per year in lost direct tax, according to research from Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI).

The study, carried out with more than 1,000 undocumented migrants, reveals that 84 per cent have lived in Ireland for over five years, and 21 per cent have lived here for 10 years.

There are an estimated 20,000-26,000 undocumented migrants living in Ireland, according to the centre. Of these nearly two-thirds are aged between 25-39. There are 2,000-6,000 children and young people growing up undocumented in Ireland.

Regularisation would give undocumented people the chance to legalise their immigration status and work legally in Ireland.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/failure-to-regularise-undocumented-costing-state-41m-per-year-1.2632557

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One Response to 20,000 – 26,000 undocumented migrants ‘costing State €41m per year’

  1. neofenian says:

    These illegals should be arrested and have any assets seized before being deported. Why should their illegal activity be rewarded ?

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