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Illegal immigrants

These terms are considered problematic because they criminalize the person, rather than the act of entering or staying illegally in a country. Moreover, the use of the term may lead to erroneous and hasty judgments about the status of the person. In the case of people fleeing persecution, international law recognizes that refugees may be forced to enter a country without authorization and it would therefore be inaccurate to describe them as “illegal migrants.”