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A situation in which someone is deported (removed) from a country

‘Deportation’ is used to remove individuals from a country that have no legal right to be there. Often having arrived with no identification papers, such individuals have to apply for political asylum. This can be a lengthy process, during which the applicant is kept in secure accommodation while awaiting a decision. If an asylum application is unsuccessful, ‘deportation’ eventually follows and the person is repatriated to his or her country of origin.

This is a politically sensitive issue because of the huge numbers of immigrants currently risking their lives to reach Western Europe, many being refugees seeking sanctuary from wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.


a situation in which someone is deported from a country
the deportation of illegal workers

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