GC: n

S: USCIS – (last access: 11 February 2017); DHS – (last access: 11 February 2017).

N: 1. asyl(um) + -ee. First Known Use: 1950.
2. Someone who is seeking asylum or who has been granted asylum 3. Duty of vigilance over activities of persons granted asylum. In principle there would not appear to be any difference between persons who are granted asylum and others resident in its territory in respect of a government’s obligation in this regard, but this duty assumes special importance in respect of persons who are granted asylum because in practice it appears that political refugees, especially those who have been dispossessed of power in their own countries, may attempt from a neighbouring state to organise subversive and other types of hostile acts or activities against the government which has ousted them.
4. The difference between asylees and refugees is largely procedural. A person who requests asylum in the United States is called an asylee. A person who requests protection while still overseas, and then is given permission to enter the U.S. as a refugee, is naturally called a refugee.
However, here is the likely source of confusion in this area. Both types of applicants must, in order to obtain their status, prove the same thing — that they qualify for protection under U.S. law, because they meet the definition of a refugee found in Section 101(a)(42)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (I.N.A.).

S: 1 & 2. MW – (last access: 11 February 2017). 3. TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 11 February 2017). 4. All Law – (last access: 11 February 2017).

SYN: person granted asylum

S: TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 11 February 2017)

CR: asylum, asylum seeker, deportee, displaced person, emigrant, exiled, expatriate, extradited person, immigration, internally displaced people, refugee, repatriated person, stateless person.