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Feb 13, 2018

Hungary’s border fence guarantees the country’s security and stands as a symbol of the fight against illegal migration, says state secretary

Without the border fence, Hungary would have remained on the main route of migration and hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants would be arriving even today, making the country vulnerable to the consequences of migration, Csaba Dömötör said

Hungary’s border fence guarantees the country’s security and stands as a symbol of the fight against illegal migration, according to Csaba Dömötör, parliamentary state secretary in the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister.

Dömötör added that the fence stands as a reminder that “it is possible to protect our communities and our culture”.

According to MTI, the state secretary made the remarks while visiting the border crossing of Tompa in southern Hungary.

He added that without the border fence, Hungary would have remained on the main route of migration and hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants would be arriving even today, making the country vulnerable to the consequences of migration.

“We would like to make it clear that as long as this government is in office and the prime minister is called Viktor Orbán, the fence will stay in place,” he said.

When asked why the number of asylum-seekers allowed to enter the transit zone from Serbia has been reduced from five to one per day, he said only the authorities could provide a detailed answer, but it is most likely connected to the efficient processing of asylum requests and security considerations.