economic migrant

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economic migrant

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who moves from one region, place, or country to another in order to improve his or her standard of living
Translations

economic migrant

, economic refugee
nWirtschaftsflüchtling m (neg!)
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The vast majority of asylum seekers from Africa are in fact economic migrants and are not escaping war or persecution.
The vast majority of so-called asylum seekers from Africa are economic migrants.
The government spokesperson said that in a certain sense the document does make a distinction between economic migrants and refugees.
In the past, only businessmen and women, and economic migrants, were to be found in other African countries.
Some are seeking refuge from armed conflicts, while many others, particularly from sub-Saharan Africa, are economic migrants likely to be found ineligible for asylum in Europe.
This year the programme will ensure that vulnerable populations like nomads, seasonal and economic migrants, and agricultural migrant labourers are systematically
Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are due to address an EU-Africa summit in Abidjan this week, focusing on education, investment in youth and economic development to prevent refugees and economic migrants from attempting the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean.
We said that refugees and not economic migrants are entitled to asylum," President Ivanov underlined.
She and her companions were possibly economic migrants or perhaps were fleeing internecine warfare and could quite easily be classed in our modern parlance as refugees or else asylum seekers.
Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Sernjen said, "Right from the beginning, we have differentiated between economic migrants and genuine asylum-seekers.
The vast majority is economic migrants, not refugees.
WITH austerity cuts on going and with economic migrants being welcomed into the UK this could be placing a drain on our over stretched services such as health, education, social services and housing as the population increases.