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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However, protesters still claim that asylum seekers have no choice but to share a room - and that Jomast is refusing to comply with the council's policy.
Currently, the Government provides funding for around 300 eligible asylum seekers and exempts them from the usual citizenship criteria so they can undertake training each year.
Cities Cardiff, Newport and Swansea have been named as three out of 10 places in the UK with the highest number of asylum seekers per head of population.
THE FIGURES Here is a list of the council areas in the UK with the highest and lowest number of asylum seekers per head of population Top 10 1.
At the moment just 200 of the UK's 433 local authorities have agreed to take asylum seekers.
Jomast and G4S have denied the claim red paint has been used deliberately for the doors of properties housing asylum seekers, saying the colour has been used on "many" houses.
If the tested model is found to be useful within this specific context, it will improve understanding of the factors that lead to negative attitudes toward asylum seekers in Australia and will provide some insight into the role of the dehumanization process in attitude formation within this specific social context.
The detainee who wrote the letter said all asylum seekers just want a good and peaceful life.
Normally three or four asylum seekers have been living in one room.
3 -- Sri Lanka blamed that United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR for its failure to issues surrounding the asylum seekers in the country, especially the Pakistan Asylum Seekers.
Today, asylum seekers can only apply for jobs on a list of shortage occupations after 12 months.
Many people still do not know the difference between asylum seekers and economic migrants, according to a report launched in Birmingham yesterday.