Thursday, 28 November 2019
Department of Justice and Equality
128. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding eligibility for residency status, stamp 4 and eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49657/19]
I can inform the Deputy that the person referred to is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 25 August 2017.
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 in July 2018 that the Deportation Order should be affirmed and this decision was communicated to the person concerned by registered post-dated 8 May 2019.
The Deputy might wish to note that the effect of a Deportation Order is that the person named on the Order is legally obliged to leave the State and to remain outside of the State. The enforcement of the Deportation Order in this case is now an operational matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to 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.