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Study Argues Massive Inflow of Refugees Can Lead to Long-term Economic Growth

Study Argues Massive Inflow of Refugees Can Lead to Long-term Economic Growth

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has argued that accepting refugees en masse can incur short-term financial risk, but helps economic growth in the long run. Park Bok-yeong, a professor at Kyunghee University’s Graduate School of International Studies, claimed that despite the short-term financial risk that comes with an inflow of refugees, [...]

S. Korea Gives 2 Yemeni Asylum Seekers Refugee Status

S. Korea Gives 2 Yemeni Asylum Seekers Refugee Status

JEJU/SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The immigration office on the southern island of Jeju decided Friday to grant refugee status to two Yemeni asylum seekers, the first move of its kind since South Korea began to grapple with their inflow early this year. The immigration office also gave 50 other applicants humanitarian stay permits [...]

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 [...]