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deportation

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.

deportation

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

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