Hungary announces it will detain all new migrants in camps until their asylum applications have been processed
By Larisa Brown Political Correspondent For The Daily Mail 01:52 07 Feb 2017
- Asylum seekers will not be allowed to leave their makeshift camps
- The detention plan could lead to clashes with other European leaders
- A spokesman for prime minister said: ‘Liberty comes only after security’
Hungary will detain all migrants into the EU until their asylum applications have been processed to stop them heading to countries such as Britain, it emerged last night.
They will not be allowed to leave makeshift camps across the country unless they either return home or have been granted leave to remain, a government spokesman said yesterday.
Donald Trump’s hardline stance on migrants entering the US has emboldened Hungary to implement the plan within weeks, it was suggested.
A policy of automatic detention could lead to clashes with the European Union – which the Hungarian prime minister’s spokesman accused of ‘lagging behind reality’ when it came to tackling the migrant crisis.