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Sep 19, 2016

More than 370,000 asylum-seekers could be sent back to Hungary

This year alone, 28,000 migrants arrived at Hungary’s borders and only 5,000 filed for refugee status

More than 370,000 refugees have been registered in Hungary to date and western European countries are entitled by international law to return these people to Hungary, according to daily newspaper Magyar Nemzet.

János Lázár, mnister in charge of the Prime Minister's Office, has given an interview to the newspaper while on the campaign trail for the referendum, and it will be published in full on Tuesday.

This year alone, 28,000 migrants arrived at Hungary’s borders and only 5,000 filed for refugee status, the newspaper said.

Lázár said Hungary would not quit the European Union even if the “no” vote wins at the October 2 referendum about EU migrant quotas and “if Brussels still wants to force a quota on Hungary”.