|Hungarians building their border fence|
Building a Wall - What a Concept
- Remember, if you dare to say out loud that your country, culture and religion have the right to exist you will be called a racist.
- It appears the Hungarians don't give a damn what others call them as they defend their nation from an invasion of mostly Muslim aliens from the Middle East.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will send thousands of policemen to its southern border with Serbia where it is building a security fence to stem an influx of migrants, a top government official said on Tuesday.
Landlocked Hungary is part of the European Union's Schengen zone of passport-free travel, making it attractive to migrants transiting the non-EU Balkans. It has registered over 100,000 migrants so far this year, compared with 43,000 in all 2014.
Most are from poor or conflict-ridden countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq and look to move on to wealthier western and northern EU countries.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff, Janos Lazar, said the deployment of additional border guards was required because of what he called the increasingly aggressive and resolute behaviour of migrants.
"Several thousand police officers will be deployed to the Serbian border whose task will be to defend this border section," Lazar told a news conference during a break in a cabinet meeting.
|Mostly Mulsim illegal aliens pour into Greece from Turkey |
and the Middle East and migrate into Europe.
Hungary aims to complete a 3.5-metre-(11.5-foot)-tall fence along its 177-km (110-mile) frontier with Serbia, a project sharply criticised by Belgrade and the United Nations refugee agency, by November.
Lazar also proposed that parliament should convene for a special session shortly to tighten the penal code, making illegal border crossing or the damaging of the border fence punishable by up to four years in prison.
He said the government would also propose more drastic punishment for human trafficking. Many migrants pay thousands of euros (dollars) to trafficking gangs to get to Europe, usually on overloaded boats crossing the Mediterranean that have at times capsized and sunk, killing hundreds of people.
Antal Rogan, head of the ruling Fidesz party's parliamentary group, has said that as many as 200,000 to 300,000 migrants may try to reach western Europe through Hungary this year. More than 150,000 have reached Europe by sea so far in 2015.
Orban, a right-wing populist, has defended his measures on by associating immigration with terrorism, increased crime and unemployment, adding that Hungary needed to act on its own since the EU as a whole offers no solution.
Hungary has pointed to other examples such as a fence along the U.S. border with Mexico and some European countries such as Bulgaria that have raised physical barriers against migrants.
Waves of mostly Muslim illegal aliens are pouring into Europe from every direction.
|Afghan men are controlled by Hungarian police officers at the Hungarian-Serbian green-border, nearby Asotthalom village on June 18, 2015. Hungary said it was building a four-metre high fence on its border with Serbia to keep out migrants, as the EU struggles to deal with a massive influx of people trying to reach Europe.|
|Sealing the Border|
Mounted police officers patrol in the vicinity of Morahalom, southeast of
Budapest, Hungary, next to the Serbian border.