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  • The designation frees the government from housing and feeding the illegal migrants while stopping short of granting them refugee or asylum-seeker status.

    Israel Studies Plan to Detain Illegal Migrants

  • Depending on how much support a refugee has received, and how consistent their surroundings are in the non-home place they find themselves, they can go from trauma victim to trauma survivor, but the journey is long, and most live in asylum-seeker "limbo" for years on end before resettlement.

    Ming Holden: The Real Haunted House

  • As an asylum-seeker I didn't have much chance to move about England – I had to sign on at the police station every week, says Joel, now 21.

    A safe place to call their own

  • In Monday's pictures, boy attends his Army uncle's funeral, an Iranian asylum-seeker sews her mouth shut, a villager works in a salt field in Tibet and more.

    Photos of the Day: Oct. 18

  • Louisa Gouliamaki/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images SEWN SHUT: Iranian asylum-seeker Mandana Daneshnia, who had her mouth sewed shut for a hunger strike, sat with her daughter before a news conference in Athens Monday.

    Photos of the Day: Oct. 18

  • Lambda Legal represented asylum-seeker, Jorge Soto Vega, who was fleeing antigay police brutality in his home country of Mexico.

    Hayley Gorenberg: The Perils of 'Passing' as a Goal

  • CANBERRA — Australia's government said Friday it will immediately suspend processing of any new asylum-seeker applications from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, in a move it hopes will send a message to people smugglers that they can't guarantee visas for those who arrive illegally.

    On Some Asylum Requests

  • True, the coalition has promised to end the detention of asylum-seeker children.

    Labour must stay committed to civil liberties

  • A young Sri Lankan asylum-seeker holding up a placard describing the violence in Sri Lanka during an October 2009 protest in Indonesia, after a boat of 255 ethnic Tamils were stopped by Indonesian authorities on their way to Australia.

    Immigration Impacts Australia Vote

  • Now that I had received my A status I would no longer have to live in the asylum-seeker center.



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