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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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Asylum seekers in the Australia-run Manus Island detention centre have declared they are ready to donate their organs to Australians when they die.
Some asylum seekers cases have took almost 22 years to be processed.
3 -- Sri Lanka blamed that United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR for its failure to issues surrounding the asylum seekers in the country, especially the Pakistan Asylum Seekers.
February 25, 2014 (KAMPALA) - Israel has begun deporting African asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea to Uganda, according to reports by an Israeli news outlet.
LORD Roberts of Llandudno will today introduce legislation which would give asylum seekers the right to work after six months waiting for a decision in their case.
In a 247-page report, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) denounced in no uncertain terms the EU's "Dublin transfer" system, whereby asylum seekers are moved around three or four countries, including a period during which they are detained.
Indonesia: Around 120 asylum seekers demanded Tuesday that Indonesia provide a vessel to allow them to continue to Australia, refusing to leave a tanker that rescued them at sea, an official said.
According to data from 2009, 400,000 persons left Macedonia which is more than last year's numbers but this according to analysts is not a valid indicator that the number of asylum seekers will continue to drop.
PARTS OF local society and the media view asylum seekers as abusers of the refugee and public allowance system.
BRITAIN is a decade behind other countries in dealing with asylum seekers, the Immigration Minister said yesterday.
Austrian far-right politician Joerg Haider, who has been embroiled in a recent dispute over refugees, has called for asylum seekers to wear electronic ankle bracelets.
Many people still do not know the difference between asylum seekers and economic migrants, according to a report launched in Birmingham yesterday.