What Rights Do Refugees Have?

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Europe is faced with the worst refugee crisis since World War 2, forcing countries to change their policy. So what rights do refugees have?

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Convention and Protocol Relating To The Status Of Refugees
http://www.unhcr.org/3b66c2aa10.html
“Grounded in Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of human rights 1948, which recognizes the right of persons to seek asylum from persecution in other countries, the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, adopted in 1951, is the centrepiece of international refugee protection today.”

The distinction between asylum seekers and refugees
http://www.migrationwatchuk.org/briefingPaper/document/70
“There is much confusion in the media and in public debate generally about asylum seekers, refugees and economic migrants.”

Which European countries offer the most social benefits to migrants?
http://www.euronews.com/2015/09/16/which-european-countries-offer-the-most-social-benefits-to-migrants/
“People seeking refugee status in European countries are generally entitled to food, or money to buy it, plus shelter and medical attention, schooling for their children and access to interpreters and lawyers.”

Why is EU struggling with migrants and asylum?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-24583286
“A surge of desperate migrants from the Middle East and Africa has put unprecedented pressure on EU countries, especially Italy, Greece and Hungary.”

Poor Immigrants Use Public Benefits at a Lower Rate than Poor Native-Born Citizens
http://www.cato.org/publications/economic-development-bulletin/poor-immigrants-use-public-benefits-lower-rate-poor
“Low-income immigrants use public benefits like Medicaid or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program) at a lower rate than low-income native-born citizens.”

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