asylum seeker


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asylum seeker

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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who, from fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, social group, or political opinion, has crossed an international frontier into a country in which he or she hopes to be granted refugee status
2. (Law) a person who, from fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, social group, or political opinion, has crossed an international frontier into a country in which he or she hopes to be granted refugee status
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asylum seeker

noun refugee, exile, runaway, fugitive, escapee, émigré, displaced person an asylum seeker swam ashore in a bid to enter the country
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This aid is offered through the Asylum Seeker Assistance Scheme (ASAS).
Immigration lawyers and advocates say that convincing a judge is often a difficult task, and success can vary depending on which court takes up the case and whether an asylum seeker has an attorney.
He simply couldn't take it any longer--the uncertainty that goes with the life of an asylum seeker in Britain today.
Ohashi obtained the report as the immigration officials were using it as evidence to support their case against a Kurdish asylum seeker.
Hotham Mission's Asylum Seeker Project (ASP), a Melbourne-based non-governmental organization (NGO), is unique in Australia in its comprehensive work in housing and supporting asylum seekers in the community, particularly those released from detention.
Jannat Gul an Afghan asylum seeker who came Norway after crossing Greece, said, "he thought that he has escaped from the hell but now he observes that he has entered from one room of hell to another".
TEHRAN (FNA)- One asylum seeker was killed and at least 77 others were injured during the second riot in a week at a detention center in Papua New Guinea, Australia's Immigration Minister said.
Clr David Hall, Conservative deputy leader, said he and his wife supported an asylum SEEKER from Sierra Leone and remained friends with her, adding: "However, in any credible immigration system there has to become a point where an asylum SEEKER has been rejected or granted asylum.
The Minister for Community Development, Cassy O Connor, today congratulated the Tasmanian Asylum Seeker Support network (TASS) for winning a Tasmanian Human Rights Award 2013 in recognition of their outstanding work in advocating the human rights of people seeking asylum in Tasmania.
A Home Office spokesman said: "Our current policy regarding asylum seeker access to employment is lawful and proportionate.
MORE than a third of people in Coventry don't know what a failed asylum seeker is, according to a new survey.