The pressure of migration remained constant during the winter period, and all arrivals, without exception, reached the borders with the help of people smugglers, the prime minister’s chief domestic security advisor said on Friday.
György Bakondi told public television that large, well-functioning and well-financed criminal gangs were fighting each other to grasp the spoils of people smuggling. This year so far, 24,500 border violators reached Hungary’s borders through the Balkans route, he said. Criminal proceedings have been launched against 230 human smugglers and 2,500 are currently held in Hungarian prisons. They will be expelled from the country once they serve their sentences, he added.
Besides routes through North Macedonia and Serbia, in recent weeks migrant routes through Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia have come to the fore, he said. Bakondi told public radio on Friday that the European Union had barely participated in financing border protection tasks in the past eight years. Despite recent statements about the need to protect external borders and plans to finance the acquisition of certain technical equipment, the EU would still enable masses of people of unknown identity to enter EU territory, and it would be impossible to expel them even if funds were flowing, Bakondi said.
If the proportion of migrants reached 10 percent of the population, serious demographic, social, security, economic and political consequences could be expected, he added. Masses of people in Tunisia and Libya are ready to set off for Europe, only waiting for the smuggling boats to arrive, and nearly five million illegal migrants live in Turkey, a number that may further increase as a result of the recent earthquakes, he said.
If anyone thinks the E.U. letting this happen is by accident, well, what can I say…? The E.U. is run by people who are fully committed to erasing its members’ national identities, and mass migration of the worst-quality of immigrants is one (but not the only) of the best and quickest tactics to achieve that. In the end, the only way Hungary is going to be able to protect itself will be to set up strict border controls along every inch of its frontier with every one of its neighbors. No other way.
Stoking the fear of immigration for a change. The hordes! Not our culture! Way of life! However, these people enter our country and leave on the other end. So, basically, it appears we are protecting Europe – who it is claimed are “not contributing” (not quite – https://home-affairs.ec.europa.eu/system/files/2022-12/Western%20Balkans_en.pdf and lots more. Good soundbite, though),
@MichaelSteiner – again: how did we admit 2 million Ukrainian refugees, with only 35’000 ended up staying in our country?
We are not a destination country for refugees. Basta.