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The question of who counts as 'refugee' in the enactment of international human rights is a continuous source of struggle among governments, state bureaucracies and critical movements (Lauren 1998). Individuals who leave behind home and country in the hope of surviving elsewhere and who subsequently knock on Dutch (or other European Union) doors may find that their primary agency, the definition of their own reality, throws dice in a political casino – the passing test. Eligibility for asylum depends on whether the home country situation is taken to produce refugees and whether the individual applicant has a plausible story to fit certain bureaucratic criteria. But the different bureaucratic categorisations and procedures are unable to catch the variegated realities of flight, a global condition shaping the lives of millions of people. As a result those who get to be rejected after a period of waiting for the outcome of the decision-making process might go underground to join the 40,000–100,000 undocumented immigrants – a relatively new category consisting of immigrants who entered on a tourist visa and then decided to stay, those who crossed the border illegally, and those who became illegal when they were refused refugee status (Leun et al. 1998). Introduction The question of who counts as 'refugee' in the enactment of international human rights is a continuous source of struggle among governments, state bureaucracies and critical movements (Lauren 1998). Individuals who leave behind hom
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