‘For many people around the globe, [St. Patrick] is … the patron of immigrants.’
In his final St. Patrick’s Day visit to the White House as Ireland’s leader, Enda Kenny, offered some timely thoughts on immigration.
In a bit of advice to the U.S. — an old friend of Ireland — the Irish prime minister recounted how immigration helped mold a strong relationship between the two countries, making a subtle plea to the new president to look for the value in those who wish to come to the U.S.
Kenny urged Trump to find a compassionate solution to undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
“There are millions out there who want to play their part for America — if you like, who want to make America great. Heard it before?” Kenny joked, offering up a simple, friendly, and clear message:
Whether Trump takes Kenny up on his advice is anyone’s guess, but it’s certainly a message worth spreading.
Check out the full address below, beginning about 10 minutes in: