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Expulsion, asylum, and non-refoulement

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Every migrant has the right to protection against discriminatory or arbitrary expulsion or deportation, including collective expulsion. This includes the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum and the right against refoulement. The MRD evaluates whether migrants must be given an opportunity to submit reasons against expulsion before being expelled, be advised of the possible availability of asylum, and whether the law bans expulsion to a country...

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The Migrant Rights Initiative conducts cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research on the human rights of migrants and then fosters opportunities for innovative action that reshapes the way governments treat people who cross international borders. Our Migrant Rights Database (MRD) evaluates how countries protect and implement 17 categories of rights according to 65 standardized indicators, based on the Initiative’s International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR).

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