asylum seeker

noun
  1. a person who, from fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, social group, or political opinion, has crossed an international frontier into a country in which he or she hopes to be granted refugee status
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  • But this is far from the first time an asylum-seeker has made false claims.

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    Why the DSK Maid Lied

    Jesse Ellison

    July 7, 2011