My topic for today is the difference between an immigrant and a refugee!
Who is the immigrant?
An immigrant is a person who migrates to another place within his country or outside the borders of the country in which he lives. Usually, the immigrant is talked about when he leaves his homeland without facing any risks, but rather, for example, to improve his living conditions.
Who is the refugee?
Legally, unlike an immigrant, a refugee is a person to whom the recommendations of the Geneva Asylum Convention apply. A refugee is someone who has been forced by reason of race, religion, nationality, political conviction or belonging to a social group to leave his country.
Have you seen any examples of people confusing the two? What might be the consequences of that?