Mattie McGrath said that since 2014, nearly 14,000 people have attempted to enter the country illegally.
Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said that he is proud that Ireland does not consider immigration like other countries.
But TD Mattie McGrath hopes to take action.
He said, “These people are roaming around and all they have to do while they’re here is sign on at a local garda station.”
“The garda stations aren’t there and the gardai aren’t in them, this is farcical.”
He added, “14,000 people have attempted to come in illegally, and we’re here then talking about what’s happening in America and elsewhere, we should mind our own shores, and protect our own people and our own families and have this dealt with immediately.”
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