In an Breitbart article (September 17, 2017) the following was written:
The United Nations has strongly criticised Hungary for showing a “very clear intention” to halt illegal immigration, blasting the nation’s border wall for giving an unwelcoming impression to would-be asylum seekers.
“My fundamental impression is that there is a very clear intention here to limit severely the number of people that are allowed to come to Hungary to seek protection,” UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said Tuesday, whilst visiting a transit zone for asylum seekers at the Hungary-Serbia border.
“When I was standing at the border fence today, I felt the entire system is designed to keep people, many of whom are fleeing war and persecution, out of the country,” he added.
Full article here
However, in another Breibart article (September 16, 2017) there is strong evidence that the measures Hungary have taken have been extremely successful:
Hungary has slashed illegal immigration by over 99 per cent after rolling out a series of powerful border fences in response to the European migrant crisis.
Speaking on the second anniversary of the government’s move to seal Hungary’s border with Serbia — which is also an external border for the European Union — Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Chief Security Advisor, György Bakondi, announced that the fences have caused illegal immigration to collapse from 391,000 in 2015, to 18,236 in 2016, to just 1,184 in 2017.
“The system of technical barriers is the key to the success of border security, and without it, it would be impossible to stop the mass arrival of immigrants”, the security chief explained.
Full article here
Now, the views of Hungary and the UN are diametrically opposed, so who is right? In my opinion it is the right of every nation state to take what actions it deems necessary to protect its citizens, whether that country is in the EU or outside of it, and in this case Hungary has been extremely successful.
Here is what a popular provincial mayor – Laszlo Toroczkai – has done to protect his economically-disadvantaged local community on the Hungarian border after it was overwhelmed by migrants and the people smugglers coordinating them.
How Hungary Cut Illegal Immigration By Over 99%