Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (781)

Bernard Durkan


781. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed in view of the change of circumstance from when the original deportation order was made in 2003; if the further information has been considered by the relevant authorities with a view to rejoining his or her spouse who is an Irish citizen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32728/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person referred to is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 20 June 2002 and therefore has no entitlement to residency in the State.  

Representations were received on behalf of the person concerned pursuant to Section 3 (11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), to revoke the Deportation Order.  Following the consideration of those representations, a decision was taken that the Deportation Order should be affirmed and this decision was communicated to the person concerned by registered post dated 9 November 2017. 

It is open to the person concerned to submit further representations requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked, pursuant to Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended).  However, I wish to make clear that such an application would require substantial grounds to be successful.  To date no such further representations have been received in this case.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department 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 email service except in cases where the response from the INIS is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.