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Immigration Status

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 21 July 2020

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Questions (577)

Bernard Durkan


577. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16610/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Immigration Service of my Department that a preliminary examination of the case of the person concerned suggests that it is impacted by the Ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the Chenchooliah case and is among a body of cases potentially so impacted.

My Department is currently finalising the amendment of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015, to fully bring them in line with the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the Chenchooliah case. The Immigration Service is also finalising a removal procedure for the persons who come, or have once come, within the provisions of the Free Movement Directive.

As soon as the Regulations are amended and the removal procedure has been finalised the Immigration Service will be in contact with the various persons whose cases are impacted by the ruling, and their legal representatives.

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.