Family reunification is a necessary element of making family life possible and of creating socio-cultural stability for migrant workers, asylum seekers, refugees and their families. At present there is no automatic right to family reunion in Irish law, except for refugees. This resource enables schools to explore the fundamental importance of the family unit. It also creates an opportunity for the school to create an ethos that is welcoming and supportive of all pupils.
Pupils will look at the current and historical context of family reunification.
This section also includes information on a family that was separated for 14 years.