Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Department of Justice, Equality and Defence
Alan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that the persons referred to by the Deputy are the subjects of Deportation Orders, signed on 27 July 2010, following a comprehensive and thorough examination of their asylum claims and applications for subsidiary protection, and a detailed examination of the representations they submitted for consideration under Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended).
However, if new information or circumstances have come to light, which has a direct bearing on their case and which has arisen since the original decision to make the Deportation Orders was made, there remains the option of applying to me for revocation of the Deportation Orders pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 (11) of the Immigration Act, 1999, as amended. However I wish to make clear that such an application would require substantial grounds to be successful.
The effect of the Deportation Orders is that the persons concerned must leave the State and remain thereafter out of the State.
The enforcement of the Deportation Orders is an operational matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.
I shouldremind the Deputy that queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to INIS by Email using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for this purpose. The service enables up-to-date information on such cases to be obtained without the need to seek this information through the more administratively expensive Parliamentary Questions process.