Minding the Gap Seminar 13.03.13

Minding the Gap is an animated short created by the young members of MRCI's Migrant Education Access (MEA) campaign in order to tell their stories and highlight the barriers they face.

Over the past year MEA and supporters have highlighted the gaps in our immigration laws which make it difficult for children of non-EU migrants to secure citizenship. This in turn impacts on their ability to progress to third level education. These are young people born outside of Ireland who came here to join their parents and have long since made Ireland their home. The current situation represents a missed opportunity for young people to make a valuable contribution to Ireland's future and economic recovery. We need to enable our talented and dynamic young people to progress in education so they can integrate and participate actively in Irish society.