Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Ceisteanna (222)

Bernard Durkan


222. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will re-examine the case of a person (details supplied) in County Longford in respect of whom a deportation order has been made but whose case also merits further consideration in view of the fact that many of his family and local community members in his homeland were executed and that there is considerable evidence to suggest that his life is in danger if he returned to his homeland; if the deportation order will be revoked pending a full investigation, notwithstanding the previous assessment of the case and keeping in mind that considerable change in circumstances has taken place since 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41334/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

As the Deputy is aware the person referred to is the subject of a Deportation Order signed on 11 March 2005. The Deportation Order was made following a comprehensive and thorough examination of his asylum claim and of his application to remain temporarily in the State. He has been evading his deportation since 19 May 2005 and should he come to the notice of the Garda authorities, he would be liable to arrest and detention. He should, therefore, present himself to the Garda National Immigration Bureau without any further delay.

However, as I previously informed the Deputy in my reply to his previous Parliamentary Question of 25 April 2013, if new information or circumstances have come to light, which have a direct bearing on the case of the person concerned and which has arisen since the original Deportation Order was made, there remains the option of the person concerned applying to me for revocation of the Deportation Order pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 (11) of the Immigration Act, 1999, as amended. However, as I previously stated, such an application would require substantial grounds to be successful.

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