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`Start by reading this article and discuss in your journal how current official definitions of "migrants", "refugees" and "asylum seekers" are challenged by the on-going migration crisis at the South-East borders of Europe.
You can also see Unit 2.1 for more information about irregular migration in Mediterranean region, Unit 2.2 about EU norms on asylum seeking, and Unit 2.3 on the case of Syrian refugees.
Don't forget to have a look to what others have done in their journals!
the importance of words
Refugees, asylum-seekers, migrants, economic migrants, illegal migrants: a lot of words to define people who move to another country to find a better life. The official definitions make differences between one and other but at the end they are only persons that are constricted to leave their own countries for different reasons.