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Immigration Policy

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 3 November 2020

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Questions (1056)

Bernard Durkan


1056. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice if the seriousness of a medical condition can be taken into account as a means of expediting the processing of an application under consideration in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32596/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The person concerned is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 1 February 2019. As the Deputy will be aware, the effect of a Deportation Order is that the person named on the Order is legally obliged to leave the State and to remain out of the State. The enforcement of the Deportation Order is an operational matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

Representations were received on behalf of the person concerned requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked, pursuant to the provisions of section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). That request will be considered as soon as it is possible to do so at which point any new information advanced by the person concerned, including the information now being advanced by the Deputy, will be duly considered before a decision is made on the revocation request.

The decision to ensue from the consideration of this request will be that the existing Deportation Order will be either ‘affirmed’ or ‘revoked’. Once such a decision has been made, it will be notified in writing. In the meantime, the Deportation Order remains valid and in place and, as such, the person concerned remains legally obliged to comply with any reporting requirements placed on them by 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 is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.