asylum seeker


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Asylum seekers are permitted to access the labour market one month after the submission of an asylum application, according to the Refugee Law and Ministerial Decision 308/2018 issued at the end of October 2018, though the employment sectors accessible to asylum seekers are limited.
Liverpool had the highest number of asylum seekers in the region - 1,596, up from 1,527 in 2017.
In Germany - which took in a total of 154,485 asylum seekers - the ratio was one for every 534 of its existing population, while in Sweden it was one for every 657 and in Norway one for every 1,321.
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.
Prime Minister David Cameron's Witney constituency comes under West Oxfordshire District Council, which had no supported asylum seekers at the end of 2015.
The letter contained the asylum seekers' plea that if someone dies in the protests or hunger strike, the organs will be donated for "we are honest people; loyal people; we don't mean any trouble." 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.
-the regularization of the process of return of asylum seekers whose claims have been rejected.
The report contains the results of a national public consultation exercise, which reveals that most people do not understand where asylum seekers come from.
The Hotham Mission Asylum Seeker Project is the only agency devoted almost exclusively to asylum seekers living in the community.