910. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the position regarding the request to set-aside a deportation order in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42360/21]
Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): The person referred to by the Deputy is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 1 February 2019. However, they made a request on 23 October 2020, under section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), to have that Order revoked. This request will be considered as soon as possible. The decision will be that the existing Deportation Order will either be ‘affirmed’ or ‘revoked’.
In the meantime, they are legally obliged to comply with any reporting obligations placed on them by the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB).
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 (email@example.com) 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.