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Trump Increases Desire to Move to Iceland

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.

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Allowed to Get Married

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.

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Controversy Over Asylum Seekers’ Shelter

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.

Albanian Families Return Today

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.

Supreme Court of Iceland

Forged Passport Refugee Let Off

The Supreme Court of Iceland has rescinded the 30-day prison sentence handed down by the Reykjanes District Court to a Syrian refugee found guilty of traveling under a false passport.

Reykjavík

Hospital Phone Call “Irrelevant”

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.

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School for Children of Asylum Seekers

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.

Reykjavík City Hall

Directorate of Immigration Admits Mistake

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.

Supreme Court of Iceland

HIV Arrest Man Not Released

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.

Syrian refugees on the border to Lebanon.

Fifty Refugees to Iceland in Next Two Years

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...

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