asylum seeker

asylum seeker noun
A person who migrates to another country seeking political asylum
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Main Entry:asylum

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asylum seeker UK US noun [countable] [singular asylum seeker plural asylum seekers]
someone who has to leave their own country because they are in danger and who arrives in another country and asks to be allowed to live there
Thesaurus: moving to and living in a different countrysynonym words for people according to the part of the world they come fromhyponym

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aˈsylum seeker 7 [asylum seeker] noun
a person who has been forced to leave their own country because they are in danger and who arrives in another country asking to be allowed to stay there
 
Collocations:
Race and immigration
Prejudice and racism
experience/encounter racism/discrimination/prejudice/anti-semitism
face/suffer persecution/discrimination
fear/escape from/flee racial/political/religious persecution
constitute/be a form of racial/race discrimination
reflect/reveal/show/have a racial/cultural bias
be biased/be prejudiced against (especially BrE) black people/(both especially NAmE) people of color/African Americans/Asians/Africans/Indians, etc.
discriminate against minority groups/minorities
perpetuate/conform to/fit/defy a common/popular/traditional/negative stereotype
overcome/be blinded by deep-seated/racial/(especially NAmE) race prejudice
entrench/perpetuate racist attitudes
hurl/shout (especially BrE) racist abuse; (especially NAmE) a racist/racial/ethnic slur
challenge/confront racism/discrimination/prejudice
combat/fight (against)/tackle blatant/overt/covert/subtle/institutional/systemic racism
Race and society
damage/improve (especially BrE) race relations
practise/ (especially US) practice (racial/religious) tolerance/segregation
bridge/break down/transcend cultural/racial barriers
encourage/promote social integration
outlaw/end discrimination/slavery/segregation
promote/embrace/celebrate cultural diversity
conform to/challenge/violate (accepted/established/prevailing/dominant) social/cultural norms
live in a multicultural society
attack/criticize multiculturalism
fight for/struggle for/promote racial equality
perpetuate/reinforce economic and social inequality
introduce/be for/be against (BrE) positive discrimination/(especially NAmE) affirmative action
support/be active in/play a leading role in the civil rights movement
control/restrict/limit/encourage immigration
attract/draw a wave of immigrants
assist/welcome refugees
house/shelter refugees and asylum seekers
smuggle illegal immigrants into the UK
deport/repatriate illegal immigrants/failed asylum seekers
assimilate/integrate new immigrants
employ/hire migrant workers
exploit/rely on (cheap/illegal) immigrant labour/(especially US) labor
apply for/gain/obtain/be granted/be denied (full) citizenship
have/hold dual citizenship

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • asylum seeker — a sylum .seeker n someone who leaves their own country because they are in danger, especially for political reasons, and who asks the government of another country to allow them to live there →↑refugee ▪ The government halted its policy of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • asylum seeker — a sylum ,seeker noun count someone who has to leave their own country because they are in danger and who arrives in another country and asks to be allowed to live there …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • asylum seeker — noun Someone who flees their home country and seeks asylum in another; a refugee …   Wiktionary

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