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245. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if an immigration levy is payable for non-EEA national students with children attending State schools; if so, the amount; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10886/19]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that INIS does not administer an immigration levy for non-EEA students with children attending State schools.  It should be noted that non-EEA students generally cannot avail of family reunification, including for children, during their residence in the State as students.