AMERICA CAN LEARN from Hungary’s Efforts to BLOCK Illegal Immigration

One European country knows how to take care of business when it comes to dealing with an illegal immigration invasion of their nation. While other countries on the continent were welcoming refugees as well as terrorists hidden in the border rush, Hungary decided it was time to eradicate the wave of illegal immigration at any cost, according to the Daily Caller.

Being politically correct in order to accommodate the wishes of the European Union officials was never going to be an option when the freedom, safety and security of the nation was at stake. Prime Minister Viktor Orban made the decision in 2015 that instead of having an open arms policy that let hordes of illegal immigrants overrun Hungary, he wanted to make it impossible for uninvited guests to make it across the border, no matter the number of immigrants that attempted to enter his country across the border.

Unlike France or Germany that compounded one bad decision with another bad decision in letting millions of illegal aliens with their embedded terrorists, Hungarian officials saw thousands of illegal immigrants streaming across its borders daily, stressed Laszlo Toroczkai, the mayor of Asotthalom. He emphasized, “It was an invasion. Illegal immigration is a crime in a normal country. It’s not a normal thing to break into a country,” reported the Daily Caller.

Hungary did not stand with their hands tied to their sides like most European leaders did. They ignored the calls of cooperation from the United Nations and other European officials who literally green lit the marginalization of those cooperating nation’s economy, social practices, laws and even decimation of their culture. Hungary said enough is enough and began to strike back.

Asotthalom Mayor Toroczkai initiated a war on illegal immigration, He openly and firmly demanded a fence be built to keep the illegal immigrants out and the Hungarian government agreed. Zoltan Kovacs, a spokesman for the Hungarian government, described the mood of the people in 2015 as not good and asked the government to take action now.

“Build the fence” was the answer that rang through the minds of officials who wanted to ensure their nation’s citizens were protected. Much like the chant of “Build the Wall” that inspired millions of President Donald Trump’s supporters during the 2016 presidential campaign, Hungarian officials were determined to make it an effective physical barrier against illegal border crossings.

There were detractors in the EU who did not like the idea that Hungary was preventing immigrants and migrants from crossing its borders in order to invade the entire 28-nation bloc of EU members. Kovacs commented, “Instead we’ve received only political barrage and charges that we are inhumane and stuff like that.”

Whether others outside Hungary liked it or not, Kovacs insisted, “the only way to stop illegal border crossings is [to] first build a fence, man it, equip it, and also, in parallel, build up your capabilities in terms of legal confines, legal circumstances to be able to handle what is coming,” according to the Daily Caller.

The border protection measures have cost around 700 million euros ($763 million), based on the Hungarian government spokesman’s rough estimates. The final bill could have easily been much, much more” if the country had not taken action quick, proactive measures such as deporting migrants quickly.

The two fences are designed to be nearly impenetrable. In fact, the barriers are 14 feet tall, and have several layers of razor-wire capable of delivering electric shocks, cameras, heat sensors and loud speakers ready to tell illegal immigrants they’re about to break Hungarian law if they as much as touch the fence. For good measure, there are also several hundred military officers as well as paid “border hunters” ready, willing and able to make certain no potential invaders cross the border if they make it past the fence.

Image: By Bőr Benedek, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43589769

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Kevin Fobbs

About the author, Kevin Fobbs: Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a community and tenant organizer, Legal Services outreach program director, public relations consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, widely published writer, and national lecturer. Kevin is co-chair and co-founder of AC-3 (American-Canadian Conservative Coalition) that focuses on issues on both sides of the border between the two countries. View all articles by Kevin Fobbs

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