Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (536)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

536. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will consider a request to revoke a deportation order in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8103/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The person concerned is the subject of a Deportation Order signed on 11 September 2003. He evaded his deportation for almost six years until June 2009. In 2009 the individual made an application to have his Deportation Order revoked under Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act, 1999 (as amended). Having considered the application fully, the Deportation Order was affirmed and this decision was conveyed to the applicant and copied to his legal representative on 29 June 2011.

I am satisfied that the application for asylum made by the person concerned was fairly and comprehensively examined. The effect of the Deportation Order is that the person concerned must leave the State and remain thereafter outside the State. The enforcement of the Deportation Order is an operational matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

Queries regarding the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for this purpose. This service enables up-to-date information on such cases to be obtained without the need to seek information by way of the Parliamentary Questions process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in cases where the response from the INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.