refugee

Definition

Under the [http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode08/usc_sec_08_00001101----0...|Refugee Act], an alien who fears persecution in his or her homeland, stemming from their religion, race, nationality, membership in certain social groups, or political opinions. Anyone who delivers a missing American POW or MIA soldier receives refugee status from the United States. See [http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode08/usc_sec_08_00001101----0...|8 U.S.C. § 1101].