Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (191)

Bernard Durkan


191. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he has studied the papers associated with the refugee, asylum and residency application in the case of a person (details supplied); if consideration will be given to the revocation of deportation order in this case on the basis of the considerable doubt and subjective nature of conclusions appertaining to this case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12208/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I have previously outlined the position in respect of this case in response to numerous Parliamentary Questions from the Deputy. The person concerned is the subject of a Deportation Order signed on 28th June, 2004. He has been evading his deportation since 3rd November, 2009 and as such he is committing an offence. Should he come to the notice of the Garda authorities, he would be liable to arrest and detention. He should, therefore, present himself to the Garda National Immigration Bureau without any further delay. As a matter of policy, I do not intend to reward persons who have failed a very fair, thorough and comprehensive asylum process, and who have then proceeded to evade their deportation for several years.

Queries in relation to 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.