Police have started to recruit “border hunter” patrols to deploy on Hungary’s southern borders, against illegal migration, leading police officers told a press conference on Friday.
National deputy police chief Csaba Tarcsa said the “border hunters” will be an independent unit within the police force, with 14 companies stationed in Bacs-Kiskun County, 6 in Csongrad-Csanad, and 1 company in Bekes, Hajdu-Bihar and Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg counties each. Deputy police chief Zsolt Pozsgai said the first campaign aims for recruiting 2,200 men for a 3-year period.
Police: 13,670 refugees arrive from Ukraine on Thursday
Fully 7,445 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Thursday, while another 6,225 from Ukraine crossed from Romania, the national police headquarters (ORFK) said. Police issued temporary residence permits valid for thirty days to 295 people, ORFK told MTI on Friday.
Holders of such permits must contact a local immigration office near their place of residence within thirty days to apply for permanent documents, it added. Budapest received 68 people, 22 children among them, by train, ORFK said.
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