US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

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Publisher Niall O’Dowd: said Government envoy John Deasy’s numbers for the undocumented Irish in the US were incorrect. Photograph: Eric Luke

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak to supporters at a rally  in Asheville, North Carolina. Photograph:  Brian Blanco/Getty Images

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the western part of North Carolina – a US presidential election battleground state – the town of Asheville mark(...)