political asylum


  1. asylum provided by one nation to refugees, especially political refugees, from another nation.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of political asylum1

First recorded in 1950–55
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Example Sentences

“If you are not a resident or a national here in Mexico, this is a matter won for people in transit seeking political asylum or who had stayed in Mexico,” he added.

In 2019, an immigration judge in New York granted political asylum to a former social security clerk from Beijing.

The political asylum process usually requires only three hearings, but one more was added in my case.

I think what the United States is afraid of is to have many more people asking for political asylum.

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In 1996, Bourjerdi was granted political asylum and went to Australia as a refugee.

Instead, he stayed and secretly applied for political asylum.

Then we thought of this cool thing Saul could do with him to find political asylum in Iran and use that operationally.

The Yellow Dogs managed to escape to America and apply for political asylum in 2010.

They say they endured harassment and surveillance in Britain, where they sought political asylum and lived from 1997 to 2000.

They were all expelled by the Soviets except for a few who asked for and obtained political asylum.





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