Justice Minister Judit Varga said there are several similarities between the policies of Hungary and the state of Texas.
“We believe in family, we believe in national sovereignty, we don’t think that mass illegal migration is a good thing for our future, et cetera,” Minister Varga told online US daily The Dallas Express in an interview published on Wednesday. The minister said the goal of her visiting Texas was “to enhance synergies between conservative politics all over the continents”. “We need to make friendships, we need to get to know each other and find common ground,” she said. “There might be differences when it comes to details, but when it comes to the real principles, then I think we understand each other,” she said. Concerning migration, Minister Varga said “we respect others, and we also expect respect for our national policy, which is supported by a huge majority of voters, so this is the basis of how we implement this very strong border.” “But that only earns us slaps in the face in the centre of the European Union.” “We are curbing mass illegal migration, protecting not only the Hungarian borders but also the external boundaries of European, the so-called Schengen border,” Varga said. Varga suggested that the European Union’s immigration rules were no longer adequate to deal with the current situation. “The European asylum and migration legal framework is outdated. It is not well designed for the 21st-century mass migration,” she said. It was designed at the end of the last century, and this kind of challenge was not the same which exists today, ” she said.