Thursday, 10 December 2009
Dáil Eireann Debate
143. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will review the recommendation in his Department for deportation in the case of persons (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46532/09]
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Deputy Dermot Ahern): The persons concerned entered the State on 30 July 2008 and were granted permission to remain until 30 October 2008. By letters dated 6 October 2008 and 4 December 2008 the persons concerned were informed their permission to remain in the State would not be extended.
Subsequently, in accordance with Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), the persons concerned were informed, by letters dated 24 February 2009, that the Minister proposed to make Deportation Orders in respect of them. They were given the options, to be exercised within 15 working days, of leaving the State voluntarily, of consenting to the making of a Deportation Order or of making representations to the Minister setting out the reasons why they should be allowed to remain temporarily in the State.
Their case was examined under Section 3(6) of the Immigration Act, 1999, (as amended). Consideration was given to representations submitted on their behalf by their legal representative for permission to remain in the State. On 18 November 2009, I refused permission to remain temporarily in the State and instead signed Deportation Orders in respect of them. Notice of this order was served by registered post requiring the persons concerned to leave the State by 14 December 2009. I am satisfied that the applications made by the persons concerned for temporary leave to remain in the State, were fairly and comprehensively examined and, therefore, the decision to deport them is justified.
The effect of the Deportation Order is that the persons concerned must leave the State and remain thereafter out of the State. The enforcement of the Deportation Orders is an operational matter for the GNIB.
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