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International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

Question put.

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

Bernard Durkan: In accordance with Standing Order 70(2), the division is postponed until the weekly division time on Thursday, 13 December 2018.

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

The Dáil adjourned at at 8.10 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 December 2018.

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

David Stanton: I have said why.

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

Clare Daly: It is really not on. The rationale is somewhat concerning and does not reflect the generally good approach of the Minister of State to these issues. Deputy Wallace is right: the conflation of our need to provide services to refugees and asylum seekers alongside the housing crisis and all the other problems does indeed contribute to the racist view that refugees and migrants are the cause of...

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

Anne Rabbitte: He is from Syria. He Skypes his mother daily. He has now reached 18 years of age. His time lapsed by the time he was put into care, through foster care and everything else. He did not know his rights. He did not know anything. The year has gone and he has not had the opportunity to apply for reunification. He Skypes his mother daily but, because of his age, he has fallen through the...

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

David Stanton: Part of the frustration here is that there is much technical detail involved in this procedure. Deputy Rabbitte mentioned a young man. That young man can make a proposal under IHAP. There is nothing stopping him from doing that. The Act also requires, because the Deputy mentioned something about him not knowing what to do, Tusla to consult a legal adviser in the application for status...

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

Anne Rabbitte: I am aware of them. There are many State agencies which are not aware of all of this.

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

David Stanton: I am merely stating the facts here.

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

Anne Rabbitte: I am merely stating the facts too.

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

David Stanton: Earlier, Deputy Rabbitte mentioned IHAP and listed a number of family members. I point out that the Deputy's definition of family is covered by the Act, and by IHAP as well.

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

Clare Daly: It is not.

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

David Stanton: There is a lot going on here. In a way, it is a pity that we do not have pre-legislative scrutiny of Private Members' Bills. All Government Bills must go through pre-legislative scrutiny and they have to be analysed and studied and go through all kinds of grief before they reach here. I did a lot of that when I was Chairman of the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality. It is very...

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: On a point of information, if the Bill passes here at Second Stage, it then goes to pre-legislative scrutiny, a message comes back to the Dáil, the Dáil decides whether that is accepted, and then a money message is issued.

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

Bernard Durkan: That is fine but there is no provision for such cross-debate in the House now. Unfortunately, we are running out of time.

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

David Stanton: I reassure Deputy Joan Collins that Ireland is to the fore in responding to humanitarian crises. We are one of the four countries to pioneer search and rescue. We were the only country to offer Calais unaccompanied minors guaranteed programme refugee status. We stated up to 200 - we never stated "200" - in the motion and we made 15 different trips out there to see if we could identify...

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

Mick Wallace: Operation Sophia is saving nobody.

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

David Stanton: The NGOs quoted as supporting this Bill also welcomed IHAP. It is clear to all that the situation that existed around the time of the 1996 Act has changed radically. That is why we are among the few countries proactively delivering on humanitarian responses in a compassionate and timely way. IHAP is very flexible and that is why we have it. Deputy Rabbitte was not in the House when I...

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

Bernard Durkan: I thank the Minister of State.

International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Second Stage [Private Members] (6 Dec 2018)

David Stanton: I could go on for another hour about this but, unfortunately, I do not have the time.

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