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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Newcastle City Council, which has clashed with Jomast before in a fight over asylum seekers being made to share bedrooms with complete strangers, has urged the two parties to find a compromise.
Roughly 100 asylum seekers marched the Nicosia streets to reach the Nicosia district labour office, the interior ministry, EU House, and the labour ministry.
The figures mean the number of asylum seekers receiving support last year was a 16% rise from the year before - when 1,868 people were being supported.
Data from Europe's statistics body, EuroStat, show the UK accepted 13,645 asylum seekers in 2017.
More asylum seekers may arrive in Latvia soon from Greece or Italy.
THREE of the top 10 places where asylum seekers receive support in the UK are in Wales, according to new figures.
The figures, released by the Home Office, show that at the end of 2015 there was a total of 2,856 supported asylum seekers in Wales: 1,450 in Cardiff, 843 in Swansea, 464 in Newport and 90 in Wrexham.
The asylum seekers are willing to donate their organs because they believe a part of them will gain freedom.
"Norway police usually search for asylum seekers over the weekends.
Therefore, these asylum seekers are being encouraged to return, in the vital security interests of Sri Lanka and the region.
Many people still do not know the difference between asylum seekers and economic migrants, according to a report launched in Birmingham yesterday.
Asylum Seeker Myth No 2: 'People Who Arrive Unauthorised Are Not 'Genuine' Refugees'