Questions tagged [asylum]

Asylum is a situation where a person or group flees to another country and seeks to become a resident of said country for political reasons. Use with country tags as needed if discussing asylum sought by its citizens, or being granted by a country.

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What is the Trump administration planning on doing with migrants denied asylum under the new policy?

As recently reported, the Trump administration is planning on denying asylum to migrants who passed through a third country on the way to the US. In the interim final rule, the government argues that ...
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Seeking political asylum in a country after being refused in another

What's the case of someone who sought asylum in a European country and got rejected, then moved to another European country and applied again. Based Dublin Regulation the person will have their ...
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How to seek political asylum in the DPRK or the PRC [closed]

I'm the current chairman of the PKI-Maois ( Communist Party Indonesia Maoist ) and me and several members of our party had tried to find a way to seek political asylum in the DPRK or the PRC. Does ...
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How many asylum seekers does the UK admit each year?

How many asylum seekers does the UK admit each year? How and where are they housed and how do they support themselves? How many are refused asylum but are not deported?
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What is the difference between war refugees and deserters?

To give one example, the US government reserves the right to reinstate conscription at any time. If conscription is reinstated, anyone fleeing the US territory to escape the war will become a deserter ...
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Can withdrawing asylum be illegal?

Julian Assange, one of the founders of WikiLeaks, and its most visible member, was arrested at the Ecuador embassy in London, after Ecuador withdrew his asylum Today, I announce that the ...
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What percentage of rejected asylum seekers are successfully returned back to their home countries?

According to the most recent report on asylum claims in the EU (emphasis added, typo fixed): During the third quarter of 2018, 133,200 first instance decisions were made by the national authorities ...
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What percentage of asylum seekers who entered the EU during the 2015 refugee crisis were eventually granted full asylum?

Approximately one million asylum seekers arrived to the EU at the peak of the refugee crisis back in 2015. At that time, there were numerous debates in the public as to whether or not these were "true"...
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The success of the European Union policy response to migration waves from the Middle East and Africa

Did the European Union policy response to the large-scale movement of people from the Middle East and Africa introduce pull-factors that encouraged new and/or continued movements from these regions?
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Is the Common European Asylum System discretionary?

The UK opted-out of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). Does this mean that this element of the EU is discretionary? If so, why might a member state subscribe to it? If not, does the CEAS ...
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Are refugees granted asylum in Germany afforded any rights of citizenship?

Are refugees granted asylum in Germany afforded any rights of citizenship? I understand the citizenship process for Germany takes around eight years. Do they have any rights to travel within the EU ...
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Why do the US and Canada accept asylum seekers on their soil rather than funding refugee camps abroad?

Refugee camps in countries like Syria are significantly overpopulated and stretched for funds. Taking care of a person there costs a fraction of what it takes to care for a refugee in a developed ...
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Physical presence in the US for asylum seekers?

Recently heard (CNN 7/5/18: interview of Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma)) that foreign nationals should go to the US consulate in their country to apply for asylum, as this is the correct method (and ...
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Does the right to self-determination trump the requirement to accept refugees in international law?

Many politicians on both the right and left side of the political spectrum support a nation's right to self-determination. For example many claim that Catalonia should be allowed to become an ...
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Is there any secondary review of Asylum seeking cases in immigration courts?

I recently bumped into a factoid that wasn't unexpected but rather drastic: the rate of people passing asylum hearing in immigration courts can vary from 10% to 75% based on individual judges. ...
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What is the procedure behind granting embassy asylum?

What is the procedure behind granting political asylum to people at embassies? (mainly how can people enter an embassy, why don't police arrest them, how do people stay at embassies) Please cite any ...
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Are Jews fleeing France able to flee to any countries other than Israel?

French Jews, and Jews from many if not all countries, are able to emigrate to Israel, the only Jewish-majority country, as a result of the law of return. Apart from Israel, are there any countries ...
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Can a political ally provide political asylum?

According to the Lovin Malta Maria Efimova applied for a political asylum in an unknown country. Can a country provide asylum to a person from a friendly country even though the actions of the person ...
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Why is Ecuador protecting Julian Assange for such a long time?

According to this article Ecuador considers inviting a third-party mediator to tackle its long-standing disagreement with Britain over the fate of Julian Assange: The foreign minister said the ...
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Are there any negotiations underway to return Syrian refugees back to peaceful parts of Syria?

Since Russia has recently announced they're withdrawing a part of their troops and most of the non-Kurdish regions are now under Assad's control, it's clear that the 7 year war is coming to an end ...
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Does North Korea accept asylum seekers?

Is it possible for a UK citizen seek asylum in Democratic People's Republic of Korea ? They seem to have an embassy in London but I have not managed to find their web-site and any relevant information ...
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What alternatives did Victor Orban have to shutting down borders?

One opinion in favor of he hungarian prime minister Victor Orban is that he made multiple offers to the EU about how to handle the so-called "migration crisis": "Help us with the cost!" No. "So help ...
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What are the Realpolitik benefits in taking in refugees from the perspective of Europe?

The principal argument, to my knowledge, that Europe ought to take in refugees from Syria (and other war torn countries) is a moral one. The refugees are innocent victims of brutal wars, the ...
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Why isn't Japan criticized for its refugee policies as much as other developed countries are?

Japan is unique among the world's most developed countries for its extremely harsh policies towards refugees. The policy is fully acknowledged by the Japanese leaders who have been quoted saying: I ...
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Why did Australia grant refugee visas to Syrians despite their extremely harsh immigration policies?

I've been recently surprised to find out that Australia apparently granted 12,000 visas to refugees from Syria: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced it has fulfilled it's 2015 pledge to ...
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Why didn't the V4 states attempt to veto the suspension of the Dublin System?

As far as I understand, all member states have a veto in the European Council when it comes to questions of immigration and national security. The question of admitting refugees definitely affects ...
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Why does the EU keep pushing for the Eastern members to accept more refugees?

There is a long standing controversy between Brussels and the Eastern countries of the EU about the question of refugee quotas. The acceptance of non-European refugees is extremely unpopular in these ...
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What are the political arguments for helping refugees within the country rather than helping refugee camps abroad?

Germany currently spends 20 billion euros per year on helping its 2 million refugees. This means that a single refugee costs the German budget around 10 thousand euros, excluding additional ...
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If the EU claims to support the immigration of genuine refugees, why aren't there asylum processing centers abroad?

Various European leaders often claim that their countries support genuine refugees and criticize Central/Southern European countries for having a hostile attitude towards them. Some even claim that EU ...
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Why don't countries opposing the inflow of refugees leave the 1951 Refugee Convention?

Critics of anti-refugee governments such as Australia or Hungary often mention the 1951 Refugee Convention as the reason why all states should respect the right to asylum. So why don't those ...
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Has Donald Trump indicated his opinion on non-Muslim, non-Christian refugees?

Has Donald Trump indicated how he want refugees who are neither Muslim or Christian to be treated? For example, has he mentioned how Yazidis should be treated? Failing that, has any prominent ...
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Has any country had a non-trivial refugee intake without any controversy?

Has any country not had controversy about accepting refugees? Criteria that I'm looking for: The immigrants are refugees, which I'll define broadly: fleeing persecution, conflict or poor economic ...
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What happens to refugees when conflict/persecution ends?

When an asylum seeker is admitted in a country as refugee because of war/persecution at home, once war ends and/or the end of persecution is verified, there are three main possibilities: The refugee ...
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Are countries required by law to accept refugees?

I hear about the migrant crisis in Europe every now and then. Recently in Macedonia, some undocumented migrants amassed at the border and they were trying to push through but they were blocked by the ...
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Can one leave the Gaza strip permanently?

I don't really know where to put this question and as it is somewhat a political decision I will ask it here. Based on this Wikipedia Article it seems like one can't really leave the Gaza strip. But ...
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What implications would the use of foreign embassies as asylum points entail?

In light of recently prolific cases (An individual sentenced to death on the basis of refusing to convert faith, as well as numerous "honor killings" that occur each year) and the waves of ...
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What are the views of different political parties on asylum seekers in Australia?

What are the views of different political parties on asylum seekers in Australia? (e.g. Labor, Liberal and Greens)
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What kind of country would offer Snowden the most secure asylum?

What kind of country would offer Edward Snowden the most secure asylum? Would it be a country with a strong commitment to human rights? A country that is not on friendly terms with the United States? ...