Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Justice and Equality
Deportation Orders Re-examination
361. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if his Department has received correspondence incorporating requests for revocation of a deportation order in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3082/20]
I can inform the Deputy that 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.
The Deportation Order remains valid and in place and the enforcement of the Order is a 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.