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Jan 18, 2018

Hungarian government announces “Stop Soros” law package to tackle illegal migration

Interior Minister Sándor Pintér suggested that Hungarians “organizing immigration” could be banned from the Schengen border zone under the new laws

The Hungarian government has adopted a draft package under which “promoters of illegal migration” would be required to share data with the authorities, and would have to pay a 25 percent tax on donations from abroad.

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács referred to the package as “Stop Soros” laws.

Interior Minister Sándor Pintér suggested that Hungarians “organizing immigration” could be banned from the Schengen border zone under the new laws.

According to MTI, Pintér added that Hungarian citizens cannot be banned from the country but foreign nationals “might”.

Pintér said that those “contributing to illegal migration” would be required to share information with a court of law, which would keep “accessible” records of the data shared. The full text of the draft will be published later today.