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Migrants: in Hungary, an asylum right undermined by Orban

2020-09-22T14:11:17.992Z

Since the refugee crisis of 2015, Viktor Orban's Hungary has unraveled its right to asylum. The health risk introduced by the coronavirus has dealt a final blow to the protection granted by Hungary.



Warsaw

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If we make an amalgamation between migration and viral contamination, we risk generating the image according to which any migrant is a biological bomb,

affirmed Viktor Orban in a radio interview in August

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However, this is not the case, only some are.

But we are not in a position to know which ones.

This is why we must consider any migrant entering the country illegally as potentially contaminating. ”

In 2015, Hungary had become a hub within the Schengen area to join Western Europe.

But, since the erection of the Magyar fence, along the Serbian border and part of the Croatian border, five years ago - and its reinforcement by various physical and legal obstacles - the border has become almost impassable, deviating the residual flow to the Western Balkans.

Read also:

Covid-19: Hungary closes its borders

While Hungary had a relatively functional asylum system, the Prime Minister has continued to weaken it

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Source: lefigaro

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