asylum seeker


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asylum seeker

n
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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It was announced in January that Mears had won a 10-year Government contract worth more than [pounds sterling]1bn to provide asylum seeker accommodation and support in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber.
"When we registered, they asked 'what can you do', and we listed a couple of things, but even when you find a job related to one of those things that falls under the category of asylum seeker jobs, they still tell you 'you can't do this'," he said.
This also means roughly one in every 655 people on Merseyside is an asylum seeker, compared to one in every 1,492 nationally.
By contrast Austria took in one asylum seeker for every 361 of its population.
Poland RepTht The Czech Republic took in just one asylum seeker for every 423,153 of its 10.6 million-strong population.
The second group of asylum seekers brought to Latvia is likely to get refugee status soon but there are problems with finding housing for them as they are supposed to leave the asylum seeker centre upon receiving refugee status.
huddersfieldexaminer Desperate appeal from asylum seeker charity DASH as it's down to its last PS500 Everyone, there's a huge difference between asylum seekers and economic migrants.
The capital was the first Welsh place to appear in the list, coming in at fifth with one asylum seeker per 263 people living in the local authority area.
Swansea comes seventh, with an asylum seeker for every 286 people, while Newport is ninth, with a ratio of 1:316.
According to a letter written by an asylum seeker and obtained by (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-18/asylum-seekers-offer-organs-to-australians-manus-island-letter/6023954) ABC , asylum seekers in Manus Island currently on hunger strike have requested the Australian government to turn over their medical records to organ donation centres "in case of fatalities inside the cage." The letter was addressed to Transfield and International Health and Medical Services.
Abullah Hussaini is another asylum seeker who broke his leg while he was playing football, the night before he was deported.