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The Mythbuster Card is a useful factsheet of Facts about Asylum and Refugees in Britain.

For the Aspen Project resources on Asylum Processes and Myths; Please CLICK HERE

 

The Myths and the Facts about Asylum in the North East from Mythbusters 10: 2013

 

1) THE NORTH EAST IS ‘FLOODED’ WITH ASYLUM SEEKERS

2) THEY’RE HERE ILLEGALLY

3) THEY DON’T WANT TO WORK AND DON’T CONTRIBUTE TO THE ECONOMY

4) THEY ALL WANT TO COME TO BRITAIN

5) THEY TAKE OUR HOMES

6) WHAT THEY RECEIVE

7) ASYLUM SEEKERS MEAN HIGHER COUNCIL TAX

8) BRITAIN IS A SOFT TOUCH

9) THE UK TAKES MORE THAN ITS FAIR SHARE OF MIGRANTS

10) THEY’RE TAKING OUR JOBS

11) THEY’RE ONLY HERE FOR THE BENEFITS…

12) WHAT DO MIGRANT WORKERS CONTRIBUTE TO THE UK ECONOMY?

13) MIGRANTS ARE GIVEN PREFERENTIAL ACCESS TO SOCIAL HOUSING

14) MIGRANT WORKERS ARE DRAINING THE REGION’S PUBLIC SERVICES

15) MIGRANTS BRING CRIME TO OUR STREETS

16) WHAT DO WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY……..

Asylum Seeker

Someone who is fleeing persecution in their homeland, has arrived in another country, made themselves known to the authorities and exercised the legal right to apply for asylum.

 

Refugee

Someone whose asylum application has been successful and who is allowed to stay in another country having proved they would face persecution in their home country. Refugees have the same rights as permanent residents of the UK.

 

Migrant

A person who moves from one country to another for the primary purpose of work or study, whether permanently or temporarily. Many of these migrants have arrived from other European Union states, as they are entitled to do under the European Treaty.

See also Meaning of Terms Section; please CLICK HERE.

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For More information Contact: Mohamed Nasreldin on mn@refugee.org.uk

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2012 Mythbuster 9; Please CLICK HERE.

2011 Mythbuster 8; please CLICK HERE.

2006 Mythbuster 3; Please CLICK HERE.

 

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