Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (232)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

232. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice if she will consider correspondence (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29385/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

Where all aspects of an international protection and permission to remain claim have been considered and refused, the person concerned is given a window of opportunity within which to exercise the option of voluntary return. Where this option is not exercised, and in circumstances where the person concerned has no separate basis to remain in the State, section 51 of the International Protection Act 2015 states that, subject to the provisions of section 50 of the same Act, the Minister shall make a Deportation Order.

If a Deportation Order is made, any material change in the relevant person’s circumstances can be brought to my attention through the means of a request, made under section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), to have that Order revoked. Any such request made is considered on its merits.

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.