Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Justice and Equality
375. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of eligibility for long-term residency, naturalisation or both in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3127/20]
The person referred to by the Deputy is the subject of a deportation order signed on 17 February 2017. Representations were received on behalf of the person concerned requesting that the deportation order be revoked, pursuant to the provisions of Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). This request has been fully considered by my Department and the deportation order was affirmed, and notified to the person concerned, on 14 January 2020.
As the subject of a deportation order, the person concerned is required to present at the offices of the Garda National Immigration Bureau, to make arrangements for their deportation from the State. The person concerned is due to present next on 19 March 2020. The enforcement of the order is an operational matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.
As the person concerned holds no permission to remain in the State, they would not meet the requirements for naturalisation or long term residency.
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.