Joe joined the Immigrant Council in November 2015 and has been working for migrant rights since 1998. Joe has a background in policy, advocacy and networking. He has completed significant research and advocacy work on migrant and Irish emigrant access to the social protection and homelessness systems. Joe set up and ran a political internship scheme for migrants while with Crosscare and has a particular interest in supporting more migrants to get politically engaged. A former local and general election candidate, Joe leads the Immigrant Council’s political participation work, our work with local authorities regarding the development of migrant integration strategies and integration policy development and implementation.