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.
As soon as it was clear that Donald Trump had won Tuesday’s US presidential election, the number of US residents entering the internet search words “moving/move to Iceland” skyrocketed.
According to a new report from the Red Cross, hundreds of children in Reykjavík grow up in dismal conditions, trapped in poverty.
Close to 32,000 immigrants live in Iceland, or 9.6 percent of the population, according to new figures from Statistics Iceland.
A Polish-born woman, who moved to Iceland at the age of 13, believes immigrants are discriminated against in the labor market.
Yesterday, the Icelandic Ministry of the Interior overturned the decision of the Reykjavík district commissioner, who had denied Ragnheiður Guðmundsdóttir and Ravi Rawat permission to get married.
Isabel Alejandra Díaz graduated from Ísafjörður High School, the West Fjords, with the highest grade of all students in the subject of Icelandic.
An asylum seeker who has gone on hunger strike in Iceland says he does not know what else he can do to prevent him and his young family being deported.
Residents of Grundarhverfi, on the small Kjalarnes peninsula, are upset with the Directorate of Immigration for housing 43 asylum seekers in their neighborhood. A heated public meeting took place this week.
The Albanian families, who were deported on December 10 after their applications for asylum were rejected, will return to Iceland this afternoon. Their applications for citizenship were approved in late December.
There is a ninth grade a class in Fellaskóli, a school in the Reykjavík suburb of Breiðholt, in which the students are of thirteen different nationalities.
The Supreme Court of Iceland has rescinded the 30-day prison sentence handed down by the Reykjanes District Court to a Syrian refugee found guilty of traveling under a false passport.
When the numbers of first and second-generation immigrants in Iceland are combined, they represent 10 percent of the population, a proportion higher than ever.
A phone call from Landspítali, which became the reason for a Vietnamese couple to file charges against the hospital for breach of privacy, was not the reason the Directorate of Immigration began investigating whether the couple’s marriage was arranged, according to the Directorate’s lawyer.
When an Albanian family was denied asylum in Iceland, Illugi Jökulsson decided to start collecting signatures in the family’s support.
Fifteen children of asylum seekers in three municipalities, who due to a mistake by the Directorate of Immigration had not been admitted to school, have now been granted admission.
Kristín Völundardóttir, head of the Directorate of Immigration, has admitted a mistake was made when the directorate failed to apply for school for 17 children of asylum seekers, RÚV reports.
In the past days and weeks, a record number of applications for asylum have been received by the Directorate of Immigration.
Reykjavík police say they have enough reason to believe that the man arrested last week for allegedly transmitting the HIV virus to women did indeed know he had the disease.
European interior ministers from 32 EU and EFTA states met in Brussels over the weekend, and on Monday came to an agreement on an intra-Europe refugee redistribution plan, which will affect the lives of over 32,000 people who have been displaced due to unrest in the Middle East and North Africa...