Thursday, 10 September 2020

Ceisteanna (179)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

179. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice when urgent humanitarian consideration will be given to an application for residency or naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); if their case can be urgently considered at an early date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23236/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The person referred to is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 1 February 2019. The effect of a Deportation Order is that the person named on the Order is legally obliged to leave the State and to remain outside 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). All relevant aspects of the case will be considered before a decision is made. The decision to issue from the consideration of this request will be to have the existing Deportation Order either ‘affirmed’ or ‘revoked’. Once a decision has been made, it will be notified in writing. In the meantime, the Deportation Order remains valid and in place.

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.