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Jun 20, 2018

“We need to introduce additional measures to protect Hungary from illegal migration,” says Finance Ministry

The government of Hungary has announced that the proposed tax law currently in front of Parliament proposes a 25 percent duty on organizations aiding illegal migration. The Government said that their goal with the new legislation is to help pay for expenses that illegal migration imposes on the Hungarian budget.

“We need to introduce additional measures to protect Hungary from illegal migration,” according to a statement issued by the Finance Ministry.

Apart from already existing barriers to illegal migration, the Orbán Government is increasing protective measures. The proposed legislation, an effort to use all possible means to eliminate illegal migration and protect Hungary, would impose a 25 percent duty on all organizations that in any way facilitate the illicit influx of foreigners.

“The defense against illegal migration imposes a heavy burden on Hungary’s budget, so it indirectly affects the Hungarian people,” according to the statement. “Therefore, the government proposes that as a manner of burden sharing, the organizations aiding migration should bear additional taxes.”

Certain foreign-funded organizations support mass, illegal migration despite the fact that they have no democratic mandate to do so. Responding to the clearly articulated will of the people, the government remains committed to protecting Hungary as a Hungarian country.