Aid for Asylum Seekers
This material was prepared in association with GEA2000. It
legal advice. It is provided for general information only.
You should make every effort to speak directly with a lawyer BEFORE
taking any action.
The asylum systems in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand
are complicated, involve significant amounts of administrative hurdles, and
are often adversarial. Though the standard for asylum is the more or less
on paper, there are significant differences in the way countries apply the
law, the assistance they provide to asylum seekers, and the rates at which
different countries recognize asylum seekers from respective countries of asylum.
What all this means is that asylum seekers fleeing the same country for the
same reasons can have vastly different experiences depending
on where they go, how they get there, and the extent to which they
can prove their case.
These are the essential things for you to consider, and this material is organized
around these issues.