Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Justice and Equality
Leave to Remain
320. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when a decision will be made on permission to stay here in the case of persons (details supplied); when the deportation order will be lifted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3006/20]
The persons referred to by the Deputy are the subjects of Deportation Orders. These Orders require the persons concerned to remove themselves from the State and remain outside the State. The enforcement of Deportation Orders is a matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB).
Representations have been received on behalf of the persons concerned requesting that the Deportation Orders be revoked, pursuant to the provisions of Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). These requests will be considered as soon as possible. A decision will then be made to either affirm or revoke the existing Deportation Order in respect of each of the persons concerned. Once a decision has been made, it will be notified to the persons concerned in writing. In the meantime, the Deportation Orders remain valid and in place.
Requests for the revocation of Deportation Orders are non-suspensive and even where the persons concerned submits such a request, they are still required to present to the Garda National Immigration Bureau on the specified date.
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.