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Dec 03, 2019

Illegal migration situation along Hungary’s border similar to 2015

Representatives of ethnic Hungarians from Vojvodina reported that the illegal migration situation was similar to 2015, with “a sense of great danger and fear among the population”.

The head of ruling Fidesz’s anti-migration cabinet has said the illegal migration situation along Hungary’s border is similar to that of 2015.

Following a meeting of Fidesz’s anti-migration cabinet, Szilárd Németh said that over 125,000 people had tried to cross Hungary’s border illegally by the end of November and there was a rise in attempted illegal border crossings over the past two months.

Németh said the majority of people trying to cross the border were “vigorous” young men, which demonstrates that there is a continued risk of terrorism.

Representatives of ethnic Hungarians from Vojvodina, relating their experiences at the meeting, reported that the illegal migration situation was similar to 2015, with “a sense of great danger and fear among the population”.

“They expect the Hungarian government to keep the state of emergency linked to mass migration in force,” he said.

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