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Asylum Seekers Yet Again Caught in Reykjavík Harbor

Two asylum seekers were arrested in the security zone of transport company Eimskip by Sundahöfn harbor in Reykjavík last night, trying to sneak onboard a container vessel bound for North America.


Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The asylum seekers spent the night in prison and were taken back to their accommodation in Reykjanesbær municipality in Southwest Iceland today, reports.

This is at least the tenth incident of this kind that has occurred since last spring and an Eimskip representative has commented that it appears that many asylum seekers only consider Iceland to be a springboard for traveling onwards to the US or Canada.

The long processing time of applications from asylum seekers in Iceland has been criticized.

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