Monday, November 17, 2008

Majority of illegals defying orders to leave

FEWER than one in five deportation orders signed by Justice Minister Dermot Ahern are put in effect, it emerged last night.

Official statistics confirm that a total of 495 deportation orders have been issued by Mr Ahern up to the end of last month.

But only 95 orders have been implemented successfully.

The number of orders signed has dropped from a high of 2,185 in 2005 but surpasses last year's total of 404.

1 comment:

Hail Ireland ! said...

If their illegals then they're already criminals, so why not lock them up before deporting them.

Issuing them with deportation papers is only giving them the opportunity to go into hiding and join the black economy.