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Thursday, 27 August 2015
HUNGARY BUILDS FENCE ON ITS BORDER WITH SERBIA TO HALT MIDDLE EAST MIGRANT WAVE
The Hungarians are responding to a record-breaking wave of “migrants” from the war zones of the Middle East by constructing one of those border fences that’s supposed to be impossibly expensive and ineffective. According to the Associated Press, the fence will be up to 13 feet high, rising behind three layers of razor wire, ranging along the 109-mile border with Serbia through which migrant populations have been pouring.
About 140,000 migrants have trooped through Hungary so far this year – over three times as many as they handled in all of 2014, according to the AP, and it’s only August. Monday saw 2,093 migrants detained by Hungarian police in a single day, well above the astounding daily average of 1,493. Another ten thousand poured over the Macedonian border over the weekend, with a fresh thousand camped in Serbia and preparing to move across the Hungarian border. Macedonia, in turn, has seen over 43,000 migrants in just the past two months.
After imposing the cost of their presence upon the Hungarians, most of this migratory population presses on to the greener pastures of “richer European Union countries like Germany or the Netherlands before their claims are settled.” Among other things, this has produced a massive security and humanitarian crisis along the English Channel, as migrants strive to make the final push from France into the lavish welfare state of Britain.
Migrants are detained by Hungarian police after crossing the Hungarian-Serbian border illegally.