918. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the progress to date in the determination of an application for leave to remain in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42578/21]
Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): The immigration case of the person concerned was finalised on 29 October 2019. Leave to remain in the State was refused and a Deportation Order was made. That Order was served on the person concerned by registered post dated 10 January 2020, and was sent to their last notified address. This communication was copied to their legal representative on the same date.
This Deportation Order remains valid and in place. As such, the person concerned remains legally obliged to comply with any reporting requirements placed on them by the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB). The enforcement of a Deportation Order is an operational matter for GNIB.
It is open to any person who is the subject of a Deportation Order to make a request, under section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), to have that Order revoked. Any such request would, however, need to be founded on some material change in the person’s circumstances which has arisen since the original decision to deport was made. Where such a request is made, the outcome of that request will be that the existing Deportation Order will either be 'affirmed' or 'revoked'.
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.