Where are you going to seek asylum?
alternatives to applying for asylum in the rich countries.
most important thing for you should be whether you are safe from
being returned to your country where you are in danger.
As you might have seen see by the help of the statistics refugee
recognition rates can be high or low whether an asylum country is
rich or not.
Many people who are
not in danger apply for political asylum, mostly without success. At
the same time, many people who are really in danger in their country
of origin do not apply for political asylum or refugee status but prefer
to become legal, tolerated, or illegal immigrant. E.g.: most of the
people who fled Saddam Hussein just became legal or illegal immigrants
in Arab neighbour countries.
range of countries accepting immigrants is wider
than the range of countries granting political asylum:
Many not so rich
countries accept immigrants
but do not accept refugees. If you have some money or family
members living elsewhere, you should consider settling down
at other places than the rich
European asylum countries. Rich countries try to keep the recognition
rates low (see our statistics under ”Chances and statistics”).
Their forcible return policy tends to be very developed.
If not compared to refugee
camps in poor countries, they offer often a restricted and
poor life to asylum seekers. Work is mostly prohibited for
months or years.