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Please Help My Friend: Middle School Students Protest Iranian Classmate’s Deportation

Please Help My Friend: Middle School Students Protest Iranian Classmate’s Deportation

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — With a middle school student from Iran on the verge of being deported from South Korea after his application for official refugee status was rejected, friends and classmates have come together to voice their opinions. Sixty people associated with a middle school in Songpa-gu including students, teachers and parents [...]

Rogue Translator Wreaks Havoc on Refugee Applications

Rogue Translator Wreaks Havoc on Refugee Applications

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — New allegations have surfaced claiming a government official who acted as a translator for immigration officials and various refugee applicants had, on numerous occasions, made up information that factored in to the government’s decision to refuse refugee status. NANCEN, an NGO that assists refugees, held a press conference in [...]

Number of Officials Overlooking Yemeni Refugee Crisis Increased to 10

Number of Officials Overlooking Yemeni Refugee Crisis Increased to 10

SEOUL, Jul. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Justice revealed yesterday that six additional immigration officers were posted to the Immigration and Naturalization Service on Jeju Island in charge of refugee procedures in order to speed up processing for Yemeni nationals who have applied for refugee status. With the new staff, the total number [...]

Gov’t to Seek Revision of Refugee Act to Prevent Abuse by Fake Asylum Seekers

Gov’t to Seek Revision of Refugee Act to Prevent Abuse by Fake Asylum Seekers

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Justice Ministry said Friday it will seek to revise the Refugee Act to prevent fake asylum seekers from abusing the system and take steps to handle refugee applications much more quickly to screen out bogus claimants. The measures came amid growing anti-refugee sentiment in South Korea sparked by [...]