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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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The vast majority of asylum seekers don't have anyone they can stay with when they arrive in the UK and are put in accommodation.
at said I am surprised that a small borough like Stock-Stockton has such a high proportion of asylum seekers, probably due to the Government contracting with local private housing providers here.
In another revelation, a male asylum seeker told ABC that police SWAT teams are known to be brutal.
A spokesperson said: "The figures for housing asylum seekers within Wales suggests they are selected based on their economic and sociocultural demographic, creating a strain on their resources.
We are talKing about asylum SEEKERs who have had their case LOOKED at in great detail.
As a grassroots, volunteer-based organisation, TASS facilitated regular visits and workshops for asylum seekers at the Pontville Detention Centre.
At the end of last year there were more than 4,400 asylum seekers in the UK in that position.
Until now, the asylum seekers are still refusing to get off the tanker before their requests are fulfilled," said Yanuar, an immigration official in Indonesia s Cilegon city, where the boat is docked at the port of Merak.
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.
Announcements of high public expenditure in allowances to asylum seekers tend to enhance this stereotype.
M YTHS about asylum seekers are being tackled in a series of North East events.
ASYLUM seekers in Wales are choosing years of destitution rather than returning to their homelands, according to a report.