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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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Asylum seekers have sent photos and videos to media with some material showing men digging holes beneath a fence to access crates of bottled water outside the compound.
The Ministry of External Affairs has received a number of inquiries on the return of individual asylum seekers, mainly of Pakistan origin.
We must either allow asylum seekers the right to work, or we must reform the pitiful support system.
In 2009, more than 200 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers refused to get off a boat docked at Merak in a six-month standoff with Indonesian authorities, demanding to go to Australia.
After transposing the EU Reception Conditions Directive, Cyprus refugee legislation provides that asylum seekers have the right to public allowance if they don't have sufficient means to ensure a standard of living adequate for their health and subsistence.
The Saving Sanctuary report reveals that local people strongly support the idea of providing sanctuary to those fleeing persecution but do not understand who asylum seekers are and confuse them with economic migrants from Eastern Europe.
I know there are white kids who have been racist to those asylum seekers but these are a minority.
In Manchester there are 1,200 asylum seekers and 890 in Salford.
Klocker (2004) found extreme negativity against asylum seekers in Port Augusta, 'home' to Baxter Detention Centre.
Imprisoned, which was first seen at the Spitz Gallery in London in January, was created by Isabelle Merminod, a French photographer who for eight years ran a group of visitors to detained asylum seekers held in centres near Heathrow Airport.
First, the varied background of asylum seekers, international conventions and international law necessarily bring complexity to the issue.
The Teesside-based property developer is behind a number of big schemes on Teesside, and also is contracted by security firm G4S to provide accommodation for asylum seekers in the region.