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Midlands TD Calling For Urgent Review Of "Inhumane" Immigration System

He says thousands of people are being left in limbo, waiting for a decision.

A midlands TD says our current immigration system is inhumane and in urgent need of review.

Meath-West TD Peadar Tóibín says 2,283 people are waiting for a decision on their application, 76 per cent of whom have been waiting for over a year.

He says this isn't just the position of those in Direct Provision, but also people whose family members are EU citizens.

The Aontú leader says they're not afforded working visas or a right to social welfare - leaving them in financial no mans land.

He's calling on Justice Minister Helen McEntee to deal with the backlog:

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