Hungary: Another nation approves a border fence that won’t work

Hungary: Another nation approves a border fence that won’t work
Immigrants flood Hungary's border with Serbia. (Image: MTI, Zoltan Kelemen Gregory via hungarianambiance.com)

[Ed. – Saudis, Israelis, Egyptians — when will they all wise up?]

Hungary’s parliament has approved amendments tightening the country’s asylum system, a response to the record number of migrants and refugees reaching the country over the past year. …

The new rules will allow authorities to cancel asylum requests if the petitioners leave their designated residence for more than 48 hours without authorization, and will prolong the detention of asylum seekers.

Lawmakers also approved a proposal facilitating the government’s plan of building a 4-meter (13-foot) -high fence on the border with Serbia to stem the flow of migrants and refugees.

Nearly 72,000 migrants have reached Hungary so far this year.

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