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Jan 31, 2020 - Zoltán Kovács

PM Orbán: One would have to be blind not to see that migration in the Balkans is organized by the Soros Network

On Tuesday morning, dozens of illegal immigrants stormed the Hungarian border crossing near Röszke, where they were immediately captured by border guards. “This is not the first occasion. We have seen this before,” Prime Minister Orbán said on Kossuth Radio this morning, reminding listeners that there have been nearly 3,500 illegal attempts in January alone. The PM then discussed the Soros network, the coronavirus and the Roma segregation case in Gyöngyöspata.

In his regular Friday morning interview on Hungary’s public Kossuth Radio, Prime Minister Orbán began by commenting on the migration situation at Hungary’s southern border. On Tuesday, 60 illegal immigrants cut through the border fence and attempted to enter Hungary illegally.

“This is not the first occasion. We have seen this before. There was an attempt near Röszke in 2015, too,” PM Orbán said, adding as an aside that “it’s not easy to break into Hungary; we have built a tough technical barrier.” However, we shouldn’t believe that “these people were blown here by the wind,” he continued, emphasizing that you don’t see women or children among those arriving: “These are military-age men in good physical shape, who have been prepared.”

Drawing a firm conclusion, PM Orbán said that “one would have to be blind not to see that migration in the Balkans is organized by the Soros Network. This is de facto migration consultancy.” And this migration consultancy, in the PM’s view, takes the shape of a “Mafia-like, covert network” financed and organized via George Soros’s funding of NGOs and purchasing of politicians.

Between the Turkish and Hungarian borders, there are more than 100 thousand illegals; this is why Hungary has doubled the number of troops protecting the border. Meanwhile, the prime minister said, “I wouldn’t even call it pocket money what the EU gave us for border protection.” And this is odd, as Hungarian border protection endeavors also to protect Austria, Germany and other Western countries.

Addressing the increasing threat of the coronavirus, the prime minister said that “we are not in trouble yet, but we could be.” This is why the government set up an operative body under the leadership of Interior Minister Sándor Pintér. “We are doing everything we can to protect Hungary from the virus,” PM Orbán added. In the affected region, there are eight Hungarians, seven of whom wish to return home.

On the controversial case of Roma segregation in Gyöngyöspata, PM Orbán said that the government sides with the hard-working people. “I don’t want to pay parents who let their children skip 500 lessons in school.” He reminded listeners that prior to the activity of Soros’s wily lawyers in the town, things had started going back to normal following the anti-Roma, Jobbik-related marches in the early 2010s.