asylum seeker


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asylum seeker

A person who has fled his or her home country, applied for asylum, and is awaiting a decision granting him or her refugee status. Asylum seekers are entitled to health care and welfare benefits. When asylum seekers are recognised as refugees, they have the same rights as UK citizens.
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The ATAS scale measured both positive and negative attitudes toward asylum seeker while explicitly excluding 'myths' or false beliefs as defined by sources such as the Refugee Council (see Appendix A for examples of false beliefs).
The Hotham Mission Asylum Seeker Project is the only agency devoted almost exclusively to asylum seekers living in the community.
Asylum seekers typically tell their story first to an immigration officer, who can grant the request on the spot.
So the government measures the success of its immigration policy in terms of the reduction of the number of asylum seekers, and the number of people it's able to deport?
It is unimaginable that such a thing occurred,'' Takeshi Ohashi, part of a group of lawyers working for Kurdish asylum seekers, told reporters.
If asylum seekers have not received a first decision on their visa or a visa rejection within six months from the Refugee Review Tribunal, they may receive a federally funded Asylum Seeker Assistance Scheme payment through the Australian Red Cross.
Abullah Hussaini is another asylum seeker who broke his leg while he was playing football, the night before he was deported.
A BID to support destitute asylum seekers received the backing of councillors.
TASS have been integral in smashing down the human rights barriers that exist between asylum seekers and the wider Tasmanian community," Ms O'Connor said.
Today, asylum seekers can only apply for jobs on a list of shortage occupations after 12 months.
While the research found that 34 per cent of the people questioned had a generally positive view of asylum seekers, it found that 30 per cent of participants had a "very negative view", with several people responding that asylum seekers "don't belong here" or should "go home".
Many people still do not know the difference between asylum seekers and economic migrants, according to a report launched in Birmingham yesterday.