April 5, 2016 saw the Vilnius Administrative Court reject a case from a family of Iraqi refugees who were relocated to the Lithuanian capital under the European Union’s refugee relocation programme in Dec. 2015.
The family appealed against the Lithuanian Migration Department’s decision to grant them temporary legal protection instead of the refugee status they wanted.
In Lithuania, refugee status grants permanent residency whereas legal protection provides temporary residence. However, financial payments and other social benefits remain the same.
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