Abdel’s Story

From Undocumented in Ireland: Our Stories

Abdel is originally from Morocco where he holds degrees in law and economics. He came to Ireland in 2003 with a permit to work in the IT industry. Despite Abdel’s job performance, his employer failed to renew his employment permit and Abdel became undocumented. In 2008 Abdel’s status was regularized once again through persistent advocacy by the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) on his behalf, and he currently works as a caretaker in the Dublin school system. Abdel speaks Russian, English, Arabic, and French, and is the proud father of two children.