A conservative pundit welcomes the government’s plan to take asylum seekers into custody while their applications are processed. Her left-wing counterpart thinks that there is no real terrorist danger that would necessitate such strict regulations.
In his regular weekly press conference on Thursday, János Lázár, the Minister in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office said that the government wants to lock up asylum seekers. Minister Lázár said that the measure was necessitated by security considerations. He added that the government wants to make sure migrants who apply for refugee status do not leave the country before their applications are processed. In his bi-weekly radio interview on Friday, PM Orbán deemed it likely that the European Union would challenge the Hungarian government’s plan to curtail the free movement of asylum seekers.
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