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Nov 28, 2016

Migrant crisis is not easing

174 illegal border crossers were apprehended on the territory of Hungary between Friday and Sunday

The migrant pressure is not easing, according to György Bakondi, chief security advisor to the Prime Minister.

According to Bakondi, the EU’s migration policy is fundamentally misguided, and it is now up to nation states to protect their external borders.

Meanwhile, 174 illegal border crossers were apprehended on the territory of Hungary between Friday and Sunday, according to a statement by the National Police Headquarters.

According to information published on the Police website, the migrants were apprehended and accompanied back across the Serbian-Hungarian border by police and border guards.

According to the new regulations that came into force July 5, illegal migrants who are apprehended within an eight kilometer zone of the Serbian or Croatian borders are accompanied back to the closest gate along the border security fence and directed to the nearest transit zone.

Those who can be proven to have crossed or damaged the border security fence, or who are suspected of people trafficking, continue to be the subject of criminal proceedings. Meanwhile, migration proceedings are being launched with relation to people apprehended along the Romanian and Ukrainian stretches of the border.

Last week, 201 migrants were apprehended and accompanied back in the vicinity of the Serbian-Hungarian border, while during the previous week the number was 271. Twenty-five illegal border crossers were apprehended further inland and along other stretches of the country’s border, the police summary states.