Refugees And Asylees

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Asylees and Refugees Refugees and Asylees are defined as, “Under international law as being outside their home country and having a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group, according to Bridging Refugee Youth & Children Services article, “Refugee 101.” In the United States, refugee and asylees resettlement was reestablished in the 1980’s. So far, 1.8 million people came to live in the US and annually, about 40,000 to 75,000 people are approved as refugee arrivals or asylees. In 2009 United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) report stated, 42 million people around the world were displaced from their homes because of conflict or persecution. …show more content…
20 Human Rights and Refugees” states “Asylum seekers and refugees are entitled to all the rights and fundamental freedoms that are spelled out in international human rights instruments.” Two main concerns of the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights are projecting refugees and seeking solutions to their current problems. “In practical terms, the task of international protection includes the prevention of refoulement, assistance in the processing of asylum seekers, providing legal counsel and aid, promoting arrangements for the physical safety of refugees, promoting and assisting voluntary repatriation, and helping refugees to resettle (article 8 of the Statute of the Office of the UNHCR).” This article firmly believes that many of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights applies to refugees and aslyees; to be more specific, “(a) "No one shall be subject to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile" (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 9); (b) "Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution." (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 14); (c) "Everyone has the right to a nationality" (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 15); (d) "Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State" (Universal Declaration of Human rights, article 13; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, article

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