Tuesday, 19 October 2004

Questions (336)

John Deasy

Question:

475 Mr. Deasy asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the status of a person (details supplied). [25344/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

The person concerned arrived in the State on 30 May 2002 and claimed asylum. His application was refused and he was notified of this decision by letter of 30 January 2003. His subsequent appeal was refused and he was notified of this decision by letter of 28 November 2003 in which he was informed of the three options open to him at that point. His options were to leave the State before the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform made a deportation order in respect of him, to consent to the making of a deportation order in respect of him or to make written representations within 15 working days to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform setting out reasons he should not be deported and should be allowed to remain temporarily in the State. The individual's case was examined under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 and section 5 of the Refugee Act 1996, prohibition of refoulement, including consideration of all representations received on his behalf.

On 5 August 2004 a deportation order was made in respect of this person. The order has been served on him by registered post requiring him to report to the Garda National Immigration Bureau on Thursday, 28 October 2004 to allow arrangements to be made to remove him from the State. His removal is now a matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.