Thursday, 3 October 2019

Questions (110)

Bernard Durkan


110. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding abdication for family reunification in the case of a person (details supplied); if a decision has been made in relation to the case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40376/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Immigration Service of my Department that the proposal form submitted by the person concerned, under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme (IRPP) Humanitarian Admission Programme 2 (IHAP), could not be processed as he did not provide the required supporting documentation. Proposals which do not provide the necessary documentation, or are otherwise incomplete, will not be processed.

The person concerned was informed, in a letter dated 11 July 2019, that his proposal could not be accepted for reasons outlined at that time.

There are currently no plans to issue any further calls for proposals under IHAP. In the event that further calls are announced it may be open to the person concerned to make a new proposal, with the required documents/information. Any future calls will be announced on the Immigration Service website.

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.