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More Immigrants Needed In Iceland

Approximately 10.6% of the Icelandic population are immigrants, most of whom come from Poland. Polish authorities have recently begun to ask residents living abroad to return to their home country, due to an increasing need for working hands.

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Bala Receives Citizenship

Bala Kamallakharan, an Indian entrepreneur who has lived and worked in Iceland for eleven years, was yesterday granted Icelandic citizenship, previously denied to him on the basis of a single speeding ticket.

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70 Asylum Seekers Were Deported in March

85 people applied for asylum in Iceland this March. In March 2016, that figure was 48 and the number of applications in the first three months of this year is 60 percent higher than the same period last year.

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Reykjavík’s Multicultural Congress

The fourth Multicultural Congress of Reykjavík ‘Let’s Talk,’ will take place in Reykjavík City Hall on Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10 am to 3:30 pm. Approximately 17,000 immigrants live in Reykjavík from more than 120 countries. The aim of the congress is to open an intercultural dialogue about...

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Icelandic Government Criticizes Trump’s Immigration Ban

Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson met with US Deputy Assistant Secretary Benjamin G. Ziff in Reykjavík this morning to express the objection of Icelandic authorities to US President Donald Trump’s executive order, banning US entry to refugees, as well as the citizens...

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Asylum Seeker Sets Himself on Fire

An asylum seeker from Macedonia, staying in housing provided by the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration, poured gasoline over himself yesterday, outside the building, and set himself on fire.

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