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Asylum seekers risk everything to get here. Ian thinks they must be quite desperate...
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WHO ARE THEY?
By Ian Mackinnon
When Ian was young an asylum claimant was a lead dancer in a ballet troop and was welcomed with open arms. Now they travel in horrendous circumstances and risk everything to get here. They must be quite desperate...

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Eti
When we say something about asylum, we need to think in two ways, One by putting our selves in the asylum seekers shoe, And second in what is right, If we can be able to do this then we can be able to understand what it really means by asylum seeker, and what it really feels to be an asylum seeker,

Sean Flanagan
I agree that there is much hostility towards asylum-seekers, generated mainly by the tabloid press. I think a lot of asylum-seekers are desperate people trying to escape a volatile conflict on their own soil.

David Moore
Will people try to imagine what is in the mind of these desperate people. The imigrants went from this country to australia canada usa etc.The "dissenters" from this country left because they were persceuted.Didn't they do well!! Where do those people go now.Are they called economic migrants. I wish I lived long enough to the point when the races are mixed so much that we are all brown.There is hope that we will all have the same opportunities. And the same wealth.




Title:
WHO ARE THEY?
Contributor:
Ian Mackinnon
Length:
1.09 mins
Date:
14 Jul 2003
Source:
Video Nation UK
Country:
Scotland
Categories:
Belief
Fears
Memories
Feature:
Asylum Day


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