109. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current status or proposal in respect of same in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 11 whose spouse is employed and has residency status and has two children; if their case will be reviewed positively; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4189/15]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person referred to is the subject of a Deportation Order and therefore has no entitlement to residency in the State.
The effect of the Deportation Order is that the person concerned must leave the State and remain thereafter outside the State.
The enforcement of the Deportation Order is an operational matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.
Representations were received from the legal representative of the person concerned pursuant to Section 3 (11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), to revoke the Deportation Order. The Deputy might wish to note that any such decision will be to 'affirm' or to 'revoke' the existing Deportation Order. In the mean-time, the Deportation Order remains valid and in place.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS 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 INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.