Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Justice and Equality
Deportation Orders Re-examination
382. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the current or likely position in respect of long-term residency in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3134/20]
I can inform the Deputy that representations have been received from the person referred to, pursuant to Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked in their case. These representations will be given full consideration. It is not possible to provide a definitive time-frame within which a particular application will be decided. The person referred to can be assured that there will be no avoidable delay in having their case brought to finality.
A decision will be made to either "affirm" or "revoke" the existing Deportation Order. This decision will be communicated in writing. In the meantime, the Deportation Order remains valid and in place. The enforcement of the Deportation Order is an operational matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.
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 Services is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.