Dáil Éireann - Volume 633 - 06 March, 2007
Written Answers. - Asylum Applications.
Mr. F. McGrath Mr. F. McGrath
Mr. F. McGrath asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will assist a person (details supplied) in County Galway. [8405/07]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: I refer the Deputy to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 229 of Tuesday, 21st November, 2006, 613 of Thursday, 6th July, 2006, 582 & 599 of Tuesday, 4th July, 2006, 200 of Thursday, 29th June, 2006, 193 of Thursday, 18th May, 2006, and 325 of Tuesday, 9th May, 2006, and the written replies to those Questions.
The person concerned arrived in the State on 5 November, 2003 and was given permission to remain until 16 November, 2003. She has remained in the State with her children, without permission, since this date. On 28 February, 2006, the person concerned consented in writing to the making of a deportation order in respect of her and her children. On 9 June, 2006 I signed consent deportation orders in respect of the person concerned and her three children, however, these have since expired and are no longer enforceable.
Subsequently, in accordance with Section 3 of the Immigration Act, 1999, as amended, she was informed by letter dated 23 November, 2006, that the Minister proposed to make deportation orders in respect of her and her children. She was given the options, to be exercised within 15 working days, of making representations to the Minister setting out the reasons why she and her children should be allowed to remain temporarily in the State; leaving the State before orders are made or consenting to the making of deportation orders.
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). The person concerned is not entitled to take up gainful employment in the State as she has not been granted permission to remain in the State. I expect the file to be passed to me for decision in due course.
Dáil Éireann 633 Written Answers. Asylum Applications.