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Information on Refugees and Immigrants

economic migrant Someone who has left his or her home to look for better work and a higher standard of living in another place.
Immigrant Someone who has entered a new country to settle.
Asylum seeker Someone who has fled from her or his country and is seeking refugee status in another country.
Refugee Someone who has left her or his country or is unable to return to her or his country because of a well founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.
Asylee A person who has been granted political asylum.
Expedited Removal In the United States, the Immigration Act in 1996 created this process by which asylum seekers defend themselves from being returned to their countries.
Political asylum Legal status given to a refugee or asylee as determined by a judge.
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