Barack Obama singled out Carlow native, Ann Dermody during his weekly White House address on Saturday morning as an example of the type of person he wants to help with his proposal for major emigration reform before he leaves office.
Speaking about the US' Immigrant Month, Obama said:
I want us to remember people like Ann Dermody from Alexandria, Virginia. She’s originally from Ireland and has lived in America legally for years. She worked hard, played by the rules and dreamed of becoming a citizen. In March, her dream came true.
And before taking the oath, she wrote me a letter. “The papers we receive…will not change our different accents [or] skin tones,” Ann said. “But for that day, at least, we’ll feel like we have arrived.”
Good on you Ann! Not in Tullow now, wha?