Thursday, 7 November 2019
Department of Justice and Equality
109. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a person (details supplied) will be granted permission to join the person's spouse here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45950/19]
I am informed that the position in relation to the person referred to has remained unchanged since the last Parliamentary Question on the issue was asked on the 23 July, 2019.
The person referred to is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 20 June 2002 and therefore has no entitlement to residency in the State.
Representations were received on behalf of the person concerned pursuant to Section 3 (11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), to revoke the Deportation Order. Following the consideration of those representations, a decision was taken that the Deportation Order should be affirmed and this decision was communicated to the person concerned by registered post dated 9 November 2017.
It is open to the person concerned to submit further representations requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked, pursuant to 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. To date no such further representations have been received in this case.
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 from the Immigration Service is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.