Fun Fact Friday: Refugees? Migrants? Asylum Seekers?
Confused between the terms, refugees, migrants, asylum seekers?
The difference between a refugee and a migrant is choice.
Refugees are forced to leave their home country due to warfare, human rights and safety, not economic advantage.
Migrants choose to leave their home country to another country (of their choosing).
The distinct difference is choice.
The term ‘asylum seeker’ is often used interchangeably with ‘refugee’, but means something different under law. Asylum seekers are the people who have sought protection as a refugee, but whose claim for refugee status has not yet been assessed.
However, under international law, a person is a ‘refugee’ as soon as they meet the definition of refugee, whether or not their claim has been assessed. If they are found to be refugees, then they are recognised as refugees.
Fairfield, being a diverse community it was always a mixture of communities that settled in Fairfield Local Government Area.