Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (263)

Niamh Smyth


263. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when a decision will be made for persons (details supplied) to stay here; when their deportation order will be lifted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37605/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Immigration Service of my Department that the persons concerned are the subject of a Deportation Order signed on 7 September 2018.  Representations have subsequently been received on their behalf requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked, pursuant to the provisions of Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended).  

Following consideration of this request, a decision will be made either to have the existing Deportation Order 'affirmed' or 'revoked'.  Once a decision has been made, it will be notified to the persons concerned in writing.  In the meantime, the Deportation Order remains valid and in place. 

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.