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Asylum seeker?

Posted by ESC on June 12, 2003

What is an "asylum seeker"? Is this like an "after-school program"?

From BBC News online:
"He (Prince Charles) spoke to local children who regularly use the centre and then met young asylum seekers from the centre's art project who performed a rap and dance routine about drugs, violence and the need for peace in communities. The project is run by the Prince's Trust and involves about 40 children, many of them asylum seekers."