Z visa for illegal immigrants

Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Dermot Ahern is predicting a resolution to the long-running dispute over undocumented illegal immigrants in the US, naturally he’s focused on Irish illegal immigrants.. Futuring aside, it does seem as if some sort of compromise has been agreed.. although the actual bill hasn’t been voted on yet. The Professor has some links for the American reaction.. and Micky Kaus has a round-up. According to the PA report however

Under the plans, illegal immigrants will pay a fine, return to Ireland and then apply for the new proposed Z visa. Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Dermot Ahern said he was optimistic the end was now in sight for the plight of 30,000 illegal Irish residents in the States.

[Will that apply to other nationalities? – Ed] Adds Apparently so.. More links from the Professor here And Irish Times report