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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Syllabification: a·sy·lum seek·er
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