refugee
ref·u·gee /ˌre-fyu̇-'jē/ n: an individual seeking refuge or asylum; esp: an individual who has left his or her native country and is unwilling or unable to return to it because of persecution or fear of persecution (as because of race, religion, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

refugee
index alien

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


refugee
n.
An individual who has been forced to flee his or her home due to war, fear of persecution, or natural disaster. See also asylum

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


refugee
In the context of U.S. immigration law, people who have been allowed to live in the United States indefinitely to protect them from persecution in their home countries. Refugees get their status before coming to the U.S.and may, after one year, apply for U.S. green cards. (See also: asylum)
Category: Immigration → How to Get a Green Card

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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