Third World invaders pretending to be asylum seekers in Hungary will from now on be locked up and not allowed to roam free while their applications are processed.
The policy shift—which is in direct contradiction to dictates from the European Union (EU) and the European Court of Human Rights, will further heighten tensions between the Eastern European nation and the liberal western EU states.
The announcement was first made by the minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office, János Lázár, at the weekly government press conference in Budapest.
Lazar said that in future no “asylum seeker” would be able to “freely move in the territory of Hungary” until their “asylum application” had been assessed.
This would ensure, he said, that an applicant could not leave the country in the event of his or her application being turned down. This would then enable the government to permanently expel the applicant.
Lazar added that the reason for the new rules were the “increased threat of terrorism and security risks,” and the “pressure of migration weighing upon Hungary which may increase in 2017.”
Meetings of the European Commission and the European Council held recently had not yielded any tangible results and were “unable to resolve the crisis.”
The situation of those invaders who are already within the borders of the EU “continues to remain problematic,” Lazar continued, pointing out that the number of invaders “heading for Hungary from the Serbian border” is also increasing, “and therefore the protection of the borders must be significantly upgraded.”
As a result, he said, the Government had ordered the Interior Minister “to make the necessary preparations” to “urgently reinstate alien police custody.”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban repeated the announcement later on public radio, saying that he had ordered the detentions “in response to recent terror attacks in Europe.
“We have reinstated alien police detention in the cases of those whose application to enter Europe has not yet been legally judged,” Orban said.
“As long as there is a verdict outstanding (in their asylum applications) they cannot move freely in Hungary.”
Hungary used to as a matter of course detain all illegal immigrants, including those pretending to be asylum seekers.
This practice was suspended in 2013 after demands made by the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR), the EU, and the European Court of Human Rights on the Hungarian government halted automatic detentions.
“But since then there have been terror acts in western Europe,” Orban said. “Any legal regulation that facilitates terror acts must be changed in the interests of our own self-defense.”
Orban said he was aware that this “openly goes against the EU,” putting his government in “open conflict” with the rest of the bloc.