Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Questions (444)

Cathal Crowe

Question:

444. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of persons (details supplied) who have been issued with a deportation order dated 26 June 2020. [6127/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I can inform the Deputy that the persons concerned are the subject of Deportation Orders.  These orders require the persons concerned to remove themselves from the State and remain outside the State.  The enforcement of the Deportation Orders is a matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB). 

Representations were received from the persons concerned, pursuant to the provisions of Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), requesting that the Deportation Orders be revoked, which will be considered in due course. Requests for revocation are non-suspensive and, as such, the persons concerned are still required to 'present' to the GNIB as requested.

While the enforcement of a Deportation Order is an operational matter for An Garda Síochána through the GNIB, I can also inform the Deputy that appointments for people who have a Deportation Order currently in force and were due to present to the GNIB during the current Covid-19 pandemic have been postponed until further notice. The persons concerned will be notified in writing when they are required to present again.

Further updates will be provided on the Immigration Service website when available, and I would encourage the Deputy to view our updates on the Immigration Service website at:

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/COVID-19-updates-and-announcements  

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to 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 is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.

Question No. 445 answered with Question No. 408.