Hungarys antimigrant fence to be built within months

first_img“The work will start at eight to 10 locations at the same time … in the areas most exposed to the immigration pressure,” Szijjarto said on state television. “This means the areas most used by human traffickers.”Meanwhile, the U.N. refugee agency urged Hungary to refrain from implementing a plan which could make its asylum system more restrictive for refugees, saying the “proposals would have devastating implications” for them.Hungarian lawmakers are expected to soon debate draft legislation from the Interior Ministry which, among other measures, would allow authorities to detain asylum seekers for prolonged periods and restrict the right of those making repeated asylum claim to remain in Hungary while their cases are decided“We fear that the new amendments will make it impossible for people fleeing war and persecution to seek safety in this country,” Montserrat Feixas Vihe, the UNHCR’s regional representative for Central Europe, said in a statement. “We understand Hungary’s national security concerns, but this should not victimize the victims.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories Top Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home The difference between men and women when it comes to paincenter_img BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A fence on the Serbian border to stem the flow of migrants and refugees will be built within a few months, beginning with the areas most used by human smugglers, Hungary’s foreign minister said Thursday.Peter Szijjarto said that the 4-meter (13-foot) high fence would “defend Hungary and the European Union from the startling scale of illegal immigration pressure.” Szijjarto said that police had detained more than 68,000 people who according to the government entered Hungary illegally this year, nearly all arriving from Serbia. Comments   Share   Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Men’s health affects baby’s health too New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img

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