Setting up transit zones, introducing the concept of crisis caused by mass immigration, military deployment and the modification of the criminal code (Btk.) – among others, these are the changes Hungary intends to make in order to control the massive amount of immigrants pouring into the country, says nol.hu. The package of proposal – which contains 13 amendments – was submitted by the Fidesz-KDNP coalition.
A crisis caused by mass immigration means that the concerned areas can be declared as a crisis area up to 6 months; the status can later be extended. During such a situation movable and immovable properties possessed by the government or the local government could be used to handle the crisis.
Several transit zones would be set up near the areas which are greatly affected by mass immigration. These zones would serve as homes for the immigrants until the asylum procedure is over. This would require not only the modification of the asylum act but the civil litigation as well. The office of immigration would be required to make a decision regarding any asylum petitions out of turn within 8 days.
The act of illegal border crossing is expected to be part of the criminal law (Btk.), as well as the act of damaging or hindering the construction of the border. Those who are caught red handed on human trafficking may face up to ten years in prison.
The military is expected to have more power as well. Soldiers will have the right to stop any vehicles, to secure locations, to close areas, to use excessive forces and to take measures which restrict personal freedom. They may use guard dogs, rubber bullets, pyrotechnical devices, tear-gas grenades and interceptor nets. Hungarian soldiers may also use firearm if they see that the actions of the immigrants might endanger the life of others or their own safety, or if they attack any establishment secured by the military.
Deputy Fidesz faction leader Gergely Gulyás said that the laws will most likely take effect in mid-September.
based on the article of nol.hu
translated by Arienn Sain