Hungary revolts against EU for ‘forcing illegal immigration’

HUNGARY is in open revolt against the European Union’s immigration policy, with letters sent to every household asking if they want the government to place foreigners under surveillance.

Viktor Orban’s government’s questionnaire, entitled “Let’s stop Brussels!”, asks Hungarians what the government should do in the face of Brussels’ desire to allow “illegal immigrants” to freely enter the continent.
The letter asks “what Hungary should do” as “despite a series of recent terror attacks in Europe…Brussels wants to force Hungary to let in illegal immigrants”.

The options are: “Illegal immigrants should be kept under supervision until the authorities decide in their cases” and “We should allow illegal immigrants to move freely in Hungary”.

Hungarian leader Viktor Orban

Bence Tuzson, a senior government official, said: “Big decisions and struggles lie ahead of Hungary in the coming period. Hungary can only win those struggles if it feels the support of the country.”The public survey, part of the “National Consultation 2017” initiative started by Prime Minister Orban’s right wing government, follows the introduction of new laws allowing the indefinite detention of migrants in container camps.

Hungary is also building large scale border fences to prevent North African and Middle Eastern refugees from simply walking into the country.

In October, 98 per cent of those who voted chose to reject the EU’s migrant quotas in HUngary, but because there was a turnout of just 42 per cent, the vote was nullified.The questionnaire also asked Hungarians for their opinion on non-governmental organisations, NGOs, that the government feels support illegal migration and want to undermine the country’s sovereignty.

In 2015, it also launched a ‘National Consultation’ campaign, asking households about “immigration and terrorism”.But that questionnaire was deemed to be xenophobic by the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR, which was “shocked” by its content.

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