Thursday, 26 September 2019

Ceisteanna (109)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

109. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a request and accompanying supporting documentation to revoke deportation orders of persons (details supplied) will be accepted; if the temporary proposal to deport will be revoked and residency considered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39229/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I am informed by the Immigration Service of my Department that the persons concerned are the subject of Deportation Orders signed on 27 June 2019. These Orders require the persons concerned to remove themselves from the State and remain outside the State. The enforcement of the Deportation Orders are a matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

It is open to the persons concerned to submit representations requesting that the Deportation Orders be revoked, pursuant to Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). However, I wish to make clear that such applications would require substantial grounds to be successful. A decision on such a request would be to affirm or to revoke the existing Deportation Orders. In the mean-time, the Deportation Orders remain valid and in place.

Requests for the revocation of Deportation Orders are non-suspensive and if the persons concerned submit such a request, they are still required to present to the Garda National Immigration Bureau in the meantime. The persons concerned are next due to present on 17 October 2019.

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.