A refugee from an oppressive government: we feel he is a genuine political refugee who has reason to fear persecution if he is deported
More example sentences
- In contrast to the earlier immigrants, the postwar émigrés were primarily political refugees and professionals who left Bulgaria with no expectation of returning.
- Secondly, the attempt to draw an absolute distinction between economic and political refugees is impossible, given the complex interaction between the two factors.
- A small number of refugees were sent home as they did not qualify as political refugees and for resettlement in other countries, but were only economic migrants.
Definition of political refugee in:
- The US English dictionary