Definition of asylum seeker in English:

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asylum seeker


A person who has left their home country as a political refugee and is seeking asylum in another: only asylum seekers who are granted refugee status are allowed to work in the country
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  • The delays in according immigration status can have significant adverse effects upon a successful asylum seeker.
  • This can sometimes take more than a year, during which time the state must support the asylum seeker.
  • A cousin had previously come to this country in 1989 as an asylum seeker.

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