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The distressing scenes recently of children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, the European response to the migrant crisis, and questions about Ireland's Direct Provision system, have raised serious questions around racism, borders, and political responses.
Building a wall along the Mexican-American border; banning people from a number of Muslim majority countries from entering the US; 'Fortress Europe' against the needs of Syrian civilians fleeing war - the last two years have seen opinion turn against immigrants.
In only a matter of days, the first of 86 weary, desperate, human beings will arrive in Mayo as refugees from war ravaged Syria. That figure is made up of 20 families, of which sadly, more than 40 are young children forced to live a life that no child should ever know. They are escaping a complex war being fought by President Bashar al-Assad's government, Syrian rebel groups, ISIL, and foreign allies on both sides. That Mayo is one of only eight counties taking part in this resettlement programme should come as no surprise. Our county's history of reaching out to and accommodating suffering populations is a trait of which we can be proud.
Dr Ciara Smyth, Director of the Doctoral Programme in the School of Law, NUI Galway, has been appointed to the government’s Working Group on Asylum.
Residents of the Old Convent in Ballyhaunis, a direct provision accommodation centre for asylum seekers, are to stage a demonstration in Castlebar on Wednesday.
A voluntary group that helps 250 asylum seekers living in The Old Convent, Ballyhaunis, is to get EU funding of almost €90,000.
World Refugee Day will be celebrated in Galway tomorrow with a series of events taking place in the Galway City Museum from 2pm to 4.30pm
Galway Refugee Support Group is holding celebrations to mark World Refugee Day tomorrow from 2.30 to 5pm in the Aras na nGael on Dominick St.
Zebraworld is organising a family-friendly fundraising event on Saturday in Arus na Gael, Dominick Street, from 2pm to 6pm.