economic refugee meaning

  "economic refugee" in a sentence
n. [c]

someone who comes to live in another country (i.e. an immigrant) because of poverty and in order to earn money, and not as a political refugee

A person seeking refugee status in another country for purely economic reasons.


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  1. Economic refugees say life has been good to them in Jordan.
  2. They are economic refugees and illegal immigrants _ not political refugees.
  3. Large numbers of Albanian economic refugees are currently living in Greece.
  4. There is no reason for political and economic refugees to stay.
  5. They were branded, rightly or wrongly, as economic refugees.

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