Dániel Z. Kárpát in Budapest, 09. 05. 2022. MTI/Koszticsák Szilárd
Opposition Jobbik on Wednesday called the “systematic import” of guest workers to Hungary “unacceptable” and called for a scheme to induce Hungarians to return home from working abroad.
Deputy party leader Dániel Z. Kárpát told an online press conference that the government had “sneakily incorporated” a section in the law ending the pandemic-related special legal order which enables employment agencies to bring Third World workers to Hungary in a systematically, with no extra permit needed for their long-term employment.
At a separate press conference, János Lantos of the radical Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland) party slammed the government, saying it had campaigned during the 2015 immigration crisis with not allowing new arrivals to “take away Hungarians’ jobs”.
The same government has now “made parliament approve a law” that would allow employment agencies with the necessary qualifications to bring workers from “faraway countries” into Hungary without special permits,
Mi Hazánk would tie the employment of third country citizens to permits and would slash the number of permits provided, he said.