Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (572)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

572. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons from Colombia living here; the number on a stamp 2 and stamp 4; and the number of Colombians who have sought asylum in the past decade. [35040/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by Immigration Service of my Department that all non-EEA nationals who have permission to remain in the State for longer than three months are required to register their permission to be in the State.  Registration of permissions are recorded on a Garda ICT system and the Garda authorities advise that there are 344 Colombian nationals currently registered in the State. Of these a total of 125 are on stamp 4 conditions and 61 are on stamp 2 conditions.      

I also wish to inform the Deputy that the International Protection Office indicate that the number of persons providing Colombia as their country of origin is very low. Statistics relating to individual nationalities in such circumstances are not disclosed for confidentiality reasons as it may lead to the identification of individual applicants.