Dáil Éireann - Volume 608 - 20 October, 2005
Written Answers - Asylum Applications.
Mr. Boyle Mr. Boyle
143. Mr. Boyle asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the reason no decision has been made regarding a person (details supplied) who has been seeking humanitarian leave to remain here but has not received news on this request for over three years. [29964/05]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
 Mr. McDowell: The person concerned arrived in the State on 26 September 2000 and applied for asylum. His application was refused following consideration of his case by the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner and, on appeal, by the Refugee Appeals Tribunal. Subsequently, in accordance with section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999, as amended, he was informed by letter dated 29 August 2002 that the Minister proposed to make a deportation order in respect of him. He was given the options, to be exercised within 15 working days, of making representations to the Minister setting out the reasons why he should be allowed to remain temporarily in the State; leaving the State before an order is made or consenting to the making of a deportation order. Representations have been received on behalf of the person concerned.
This person’s case file, including all representations submitted, will be considered under section 3(6) of the Immigration Act 1999, as amended, and section 5 of the Refugee Act 1996, prohibition of refoulement. I expect the file to be passed to me for decision in due course.
Dáil Éireann 608 Written Answers Asylum Applications.