Bogus asylum seekers
'Bogus' is a notion appeared - and soon widespread - in UK for asylum seekers with an unfounded claim. Its use in public discourse is leading to distrust and lack of protection of fundamental rights of migrants and refugees.
Source, Opendemocracy.net: 'Bogus' asylum seekers? The ethics of truth-telling in the asylum system, by
The notion of the ‘bogus’ asylum seeker has become a familiar refrain by the tabloids and many politicians, casting most refugees as fraudulent ‘economic migrants’. Similarly, as the refusal letter exemplifies, the Home Office has made asylum seekers’ credibility the key question when deciding their claims, giving rise to its well-documented culture of disbelief in which decision-makers often presume their deceit from the start. The tabloids and the Home Office are united in one key respect: their assumption that to be dishonest in an asylum claim is to be undeserving of protection. Both effectively assume that if asylum seekers are insincere, they face no risk on return.
See also: BBC, The asylum seekers debate