A cell in the women’s section of Mountjoy Prison
Chilean woman Estefany Carolina Alquinta Gonzalez (33),
who had been kept in solitary confinement for more than a week in the female section of Mountjoy Prison after immigration officials refused to allow her into the country, has been released.
— Courts News Ireland (@courtsnewsIRL) July 14, 2020
…The State did not contest an inquiry into the legality of the detention of Estefany Carolina Alquinta Gonzalez, who came to Ireland earlier this month to start a six month course with a Dublin-based language school to study English.
However, when she arrived at Dublin Airport on 2 July she was detained by immigration officials and was denied entry on the grounds that she represented a real and immediate threat to the fundamental policy interests of the State….which she denied…
…Before arriving in Ireland Ms Gonzalez said an official in that department said she would be allowed enter Ireland in order to complete her course, even though her courses were to be delivered online, as long as her travel documents were in order.
…She claimed that she was informed that she could not enter as a tourist as she wanted to come into Ireland as a student…immigration officials denied her permission to enter the state, arrested and detained her….