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It Matters to Me Fellow classmates it is a pleasure to have all you gathered here in front of me. Today I would like to talk about something, which I feel strongly about. You may be unaware of this but the issue, which I wish to talk about, costs Northern Ireland's workers millions of pounds each year and is an enormous money-spinner for illegal organisations such as the Russian Mafia. The issue which some of you may have figured out is the trafficking of illegal immigrant workers into Northern Ireland's economy. Each year thousands of immigrant workers mainly from Eastern European origin flood the region and work in large farms or factories such as Moy Park chickens in Dungannon. ...read more.


Human trafficking may be one of the reasons that unemployment figures have increased. Gangs prey on poverty-stricken families in developing countries through bribery, trickery and coercion to persuade them to go to the West for a better life, (children have also been known to be sent). When these people arrive here they receive half the pay that local workers earn for carrying out exactly the same work, Many of the immigrant workers are forced to live in totally appalling conditions which some farmers would be unwilling to keep their animals in. These terrible conditions were highlighted by BBC Northern Ireland's undercover Spotlight programme. Some of the culprits who employ these workers were also filmed. ...read more.


back of a cramped lorry which sometimes leads to death, generally from suffocation The UN has estimated that illegal immigration is worth between �15bn and �30bn a year. The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have been renowned for emigration to countries such as America. This situation has been reversed and the whole island has now become a magnet for immigrants searching for a better life. It is estimated that 30 000 immigrants have come here in the last four years. I think the resolution for this issue is to either let a limited number of immigrants into the country legally to work in acceptable conditions at fair rates or totally crack down on any immigrant seeking asylum or work in the province. Thank you for listening attentively; you have been an excellent audience. ...read more.

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