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Asylum Seekers

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Asylum Seekers Laura Stokes According to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (the Refugee Convention), Article 1A(2), the term refugee is applied to a person who owing to well founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his(/her) nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself (/herself) of the protection of his(/her) country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his(/her) former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it. There are many reasons why asylum seekers want to come the UK from Other countries, the main countries they originate from are Afghanistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka and ...read more.

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This is less than the number of similar posts in even the smallest of the German L�nder (states). Last year the government revealed there had been just a handful of prosecutions for working illegally, and vowed to tackle the issue. Another reason many asylum seekers come to the UK is because they have networks of friends and family here: Mr Jordan says: "The main reason they would come would be that there are networks of people from their own country in this country, and that they think they can get by without being dispersed." Another reason many asylum seekers come to the UK is because English is a very wide spread language and many asylum seekers have some basic knowledge of the language therefore are more likely to apply here. ...read more.

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With asylum seekers coming from a wide variety of places, this greatly increases diversity within the country, however there is a great deal of social stigma associated with refugees and asylum seekers leading to racist attacks and frictions within society. Asylum seekers cost the tax payer money which many taxpayers resent as many asylum seekers don't work or are in school, the burden is on the average working citizen to keep the asylum seekers who cost about �30 a week each. Many asylum seekers are believed to be escaping their country for better standards of life in the UK and similar countries, however this is hard to distinguish between real desperation and people who don't have a legitimate reason to leave therefore problems arise. ...read more.

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