Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (597)

Bernard Durkan


597. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which the case of a person (details supplied) can be re-examined with a view to granting temporary residency; if the matter can be further examined with a view to setting aside the deportation order in order to facilitate a reassessment of the person's case for residency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35402/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Immigration Service of my Department that the person referred to is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 11 March 2005.

As previously advised, 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 in July 2018 that the Deportation Order should be affirmed and this decision was communicated to the person concerned by registered post dated 16 July 2018. 

Further representations were received on behalf of the person concerned requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked, pursuant to Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended).  Such an application would require substantial grounds to be successful.

The Deputy might wish to note that the effect of a Deportation Order is that the person named on the Order is legally obliged to leave the State and to remain outside of the State.  The enforcement of a Deportation Order is an operational matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the Immigration Service 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 e mail service except in cases where the response from the Immigration Service is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.