Written answers

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Department of Justice and Equality

Deportation Orders Issues

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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177. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which their health situation might be taken into account in determination of residency/extension of residency in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47577/13]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that the person referred to claimed asylum (along with her son) as a national of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Information received from the United Kingdom immigration authorities indicated that this person is in fact of Angolan nationality and her case was considered on that basis.

The person in question is the subject of a Deportation Order signed on the 17 September 2013. The Deportation Order was made following a comprehensive and thorough examination of her case (including any health issues) under Section 3 (6) of the Immigration Act 1999, as amended and under Section 5 of the Refugee Act 1996, as amended. Refoulement was not found to be an issue. No issues arise under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice (UN Convention against Torture) Act, 2000. Consideration was given to private and family rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

The effect of the The Deportation Order is that the person concerned must leave the State and remain thereafter out of the State. The enforcement of the Deportation is a matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS 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 INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited

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