right of asylum

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right of asylum

n. pl. rights of asylum
Entitlement of a person to a certain government's protection within its boundaries against the claims or actions of another government.
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citizen, lawful permanent resident (a "green card" holder), refugee, and political asylee.
Categories are fluid, because people can change from one status to another: an undocumented immigrant can become a political asylee, a refugee can become a lawful permanent resident, a permanent resident can become a naturalized citizen.
The NGO had reported complaints from political asylees of Muslim origin who had difficulty securing employment because of their religion.
Conflict and instability in Lebanon, Central America, Ethiopia, Poland, and the former Soviet Union brought new waves of political asylees to the U.
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