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From left: MP Kolbeinn Óttarsson Proppé,  Joanna Marcinkowska, project manager of New in Iceland, and Minister of Social Affairs Ásmundur Einar Daðason, at the formal opening of New in Iceland.

New Consulting Office for Immigrants in Iceland

22 Feb A new consulting office for immigrants, New in Iceland opened at Laugavegur 116 earlier this month.

Population of Iceland: 368,590

1 Feb The population of Iceland by the end of 2020 was 368,590.

The Fellahverfi neighborhood is multi-cultural.

Icelandic Is Essential to Getting Access to Society

14 Jan “Having good command of Icelandic is the key to access to society and a prerequisite for people’s wishes and dreams coming true.”

Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir Tölgyes and Ylfingur Kristján Árnason have an amazing connection.

Toddlers with Truly Remarkable Ties from 20th Century

31 Oct Two smiling three-year-olds, Tinna and Ylfingur, who just found out they have a remarkable connection, adorn Tuesday’s front page of Morgunblaðið.

The Egyptian siblings.

Egyptian Family Granted Residence Permits

25 Sep The Egyptian family of six, whose deportation from Iceland was scheduled September 16, has been granted residence permits for humanitarian reasons

Immigrants Represent 15.2 Percent of Population

24 Sep At the beginning of the year, 55,354 immigrants resided in Iceland.

Iceland Among Most-Accepting Countries for Migrants

24 Sep According to Gallup’s Migrant Acceptance Index, Iceland is the second most-accepting country for migrants in the world - second to Canada only.

From yesterday's protest in support of the family.

Whereabouts of Egyptian Family Unknown

16 Sep 2020 The whereabouts of an asylum seeking Egyptian family of six, who has been living in Iceland for more than two years, are unknown.

The Egyptian children, whose deportation has been protested.

Will Egyptian Family Be Deported Tomorrow?

15 Sep 2020 An attorney for an Egyptian family, set to be deported from Iceland tomorrow, has sent a letter to the Welfare Committee and the Constitutional and Supervisory Committee of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, insisting that the case be addressed.

Asylum seekers, during a protest last year.

Highest Number of Applications for Protection in Three Years

20 Aug 2020 The Directorate of Immigration in Iceland received 106 applications for international protection during the month of July.


Deportation of Iranian Trans Boy Postponed

17 Feb 2020 Maní, a 17-year-old trans boy from Iran, and his family will not be deported from Iceland today, as had been planned.

Foreign Citizens Are 23 Percent of Labor Force

16 Feb 2020 Foreign citizens are about 23 percent of the labor force in Iceland

Population of Iceland: nearly 357,000

18 Dec 2019 According to a new report by Statistics Iceland, the population of Iceland on January 1 this year was 356,991, compared with 348,450 a year earlier.

More than 50,000 Immigrants in Iceland

2 Dec 2019 There were 50,272 immigrants in Iceland on January 1 this year, or 14.1 percent of the population.

The picture was taken at Landspítali National University Hospital Monday night.

Deportation of Pregnant Woman Causes Fury

6 Nov 2019 The decision of the Directorate of Immigration to deport a 26-year-old Albanian woman, almost 36 weeks pregnant, from Iceland early yesterday morning has met with heavy criticism.




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