A foreigner, already in the U.S. or at the border, who seeks refuge, claiming an inability or unwillingness to return to the home country because of a well-founded fear of persecution.
An asylum seeker is someone who has fled their own country and applies to the government of another country for protection as a refugee. People experiencing persecution have a recognised human right to seek asylum in other countries.
An asylum seeker is a person entering the territorial jurisdiction of a state in search of protection because they consider themselves persecuted in another territory. Someone who has applied for protection as a refugee and is awaiting the determination of his or her status.