Person or Number? Issues Faced by Immigrants Accessing Social Protection (2012)
Person or Number is a 2012 publication, jointly compiled by Nasc, Crosscare Migrant Project and Doras Luimní. The report, which examines the barriers experienced by immigrant residents of Ireland when they apply for social protection was launched by Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, TD and Noeline Blackwell, Director of FLAC, the Free Legal Advice Centre, on 21 February 2012. It is based on a sample of the experiences of 54 immigrant applicants accessing social protection, which were provided by six NGOs nationwide. In direct response to the report, Minister Burton committed to establishing a stakeholder forum which will see senior members of her Department meeting with organisations working with migrants to seek solutions to issues raised in the report.