Australian and Irish citizen Sharon Blevin is desperately trying to obtain an 802 visa for her eldest daughter Leah in order to keep her family together in Australia after an unsuccessful Administrative Appeals Tribunal in February. Leah has been told by the Australian government to leave the country by March 18.
Because different regions have different skills requirements State Migration Plans were introduced in 2010/11 to allow individual states and territories to sponsor applicants to fill shortages in local labour markets.
President Michael D Higgins has called on America to utilise the highly-skilled Irish that had arrived on it's shores fleeing from the recession.
It was rejected despite the fact I had done my regional work for 88 days.
DESPITE winning an appeal to stay in Australia, an Irish father remains in custody and faces deportation.
THE number of Irish becoming Australian citizens has tripled in recent years and hundreds added their names to that list on Australia Day.