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Trump welcomes Irish prime minister to D.C. for St. Patrick's Day events

President Trump welcomed Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who spoke at a luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday as part of a series of events celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Those also included a one-on-one meeting with Trump at the White House, where the two discussed immigration, trade and the Irish economy.

On people living in the U.S. illegally, Kenny said, "We would like this to be sorted. It would remove a burden of so many people that they can stand out in the light and say, now I am free to contribute to America as I know I can. And that's what people want."

Kenny also urged Trump to consider providing more work visas "for young people who want to come to America and to work here."

Some estimates put the number of Irish natives living in the country illegally in the tens of thousands. Kenny has made a similar pitch on immigration in the past, but the Trump administration's position on illegal immigration has heightened the underlying tension.

Kenny also sought to impress upon Trump the difficulties Ireland will face as a result of Britain's decision to leave the European Union. During the luncheon, he said, "Let me say to you that as a member of the European Council, what we want to do is to work with America."

Trump supported the British vote to leave the 28-country bloc, saying earlier this year that it would "end up being a great thing."

Trump welcomed Kenny to the White House, proclaiming his love for Ireland. At the luncheon, he called Kenny a "new friend" and quoted an Irish proverb to remember friends that "have stuck by you." Trump added: "politically speaking, a lot of us know that."

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