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Record number of deportations in 2005

The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV, reports that almost 40 foreign individuals were deported in 2005. So far this year, close to 10 people have been deported. About 70% of the deportations are triggered when the foreign nationals break the law. The minority of the deported reside in Iceland.

RÚV quotes Hildur Dungal, the CEO of the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration, saying that most people who are deported have been convicted of criminal offenses. In some cases the individuals are barred from entering Iceland for 3 years, in others they are permanently barred from Iceland. If they are residents from outside of the European Economic Area, they are barred from entering other Schengen countries as well.

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