Phrase used to describe a country
that accepts asylum
seekers with a minimum of difficulty, without quota
s or other restrictive policies that limit numbers or types/nationalities of asylum seekers accepted.
In practical terms, a first asylum country is the first stop for those leaving their native land. Canada is a first asylum country, and takes in many Asian refugees. The United States is not a first asylum country, and often people wishing to immigrate must first settle in a first-asylum country for a time before they can be accepted into America.