Hungarian MPs overwhelmingly voted to detain immigrants at border camps as a bid to crack down on what the Prime Minister Victor Orban called “the Trojan horse of terrorism”. He ordered the erection of a double fence along the country’s border with Serbia. Under the new rule, all asylum seekers in the country as well as those entering Hungary will be sent to border camps for easy vetting
More than 400,000 people passed through the Hungarian border during the migrant crisis of 2015 in an attempt to get to Western Europe. This led to the introduction of razor-wire fences that led to a drastic reduction in the number of arrivals.
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The UN Refugee agency said the move was a breach of international obligations. But Orban said at a swearing-in ceremony in Budapest for border police: “If the world sees that we can defend our borders . . . then no one will try to come to Hungary illegally. Migration is the Trojan wooden horse of terrorism. Those readying for the journey do not want to live according to our ways and culture but according to their own, only with a European quality of life.”