Asylum Seeker


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Asylum Seeker

A person fleeing from one place to another due to real or perceived persecution. This persecution may be political, religious, or economic. For example, a landowner may be forced to go to another country because the government nationalized all land and is imprisoning former owners. Asylum seekers may be eligible to stay in the country to which they flee longer than they otherwise would.
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Klocker and Dunn (2003) made the interesting point that during 2001 and 2002, when the asylum seeker issue was particularly salient, much of the Australian media unproblematically circulated the Federal Government's negative assessments about asylum seekers.
The Hotham Mission Asylum Seeker Project (ASP) conducted research in 2003 covering the 203 individual asylum seekers who had accessed their services between February 2001 and February 2003.
For example, one provision would require asylum seekers to identify the main reason they were persecuted.
The numbers of asylum seekers reflect the growing world situation--conflict and economic conditions that threaten the livelihood of millions of people.
Ohashi was referring to a report by the Justice Ministry's Immigration Bureau that said two Japanese immigration officers went to Turkey from late June to early July to investigate at least 14 Kurdish asylum seekers with Turkish citizenship.
Normally three or four asylum seekers have been living in one room.
The Conservatives voted against it, saying the motion was about asylum SEEKERS whose cases were investigated, heard and rejected.
This award provides due recognition for TASS, who have greatly increased community understanding of human rights through public advocacy of asylum seekers.
At the end of last year there were more than 4,400 asylum seekers in the UK in that position.
Law student Sherina Teckchand said: "We decided to focus on destitute refused asylum seekers since a large amount of them are left without aid and are forced to rely on charity.
The report contains the results of a national public consultation exercise, which reveals that most people do not understand where asylum seekers come from.