Människosmugglare och asylsökande

Words are twisted

 

. The words “refugee” and “asylum seeker” were replaced last year by “migrant” as the refugee crisis ramped up in Europe: not only by politicians but by the media too. “Migrant” disposes of the obligations implied by “asylum seeker” – morally and psychologically, as well as under international law – and presumes an economic motive, even before individuals’ claims to refugee status are assessed.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/14/when-people-smugglers-were-seen-as-heroes-and-we-welcomed-the-dispossessed

 

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