Apparently, not every country thinking about building walls to help control its borders is riddled with angst over it.
Hungary has already raised one fence along its border with Serbia to help keep out migrants seeking a pathway to Western Europe. Not satisfied, it has decided to build another, according to Yahoo! News.
The Hungarian government announced on Thursday it would begin construction on a second fence along the same border. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff, Janos Lazar, calls the new fence “a second line of defense” to keep migrants and refugees out of Hungary. Orban remains dissatisfied with the European Union’s stance on immigration, which he believes to be soft, and it is predicted that the prime minister’s resolve in building a second barrier will likely worsen his relationship with that body.
Hungary’s decision to build the second fence is due to the fact that attempts to enter that country illegally, which were largely repelled just after the first fence was erected, have been on the rise of late. According to the prime minister’s chief security advisor, the first two months of 2017 have seen 1,142 attempts to enter Hungary illegally, and chief of staff Lazar says that the erection of a second border fence is essential to successfully stopping the relentless efforts of illegal immigrants trying to get inside the country.
Orban, like American counterpart Donald Trump, clearly remains unconcerned about what others think of him as he undertakes what he sees as the necessary steps to ensure the safety and security of Hungary. Taking a swipe at those who disapprove of his efforts to keep migrants out, Orban said in his Feb. 10 State of the Nation address that “we were black sheep, but now we are a success story.” The prime minister said, as well, that 2017 would represent, for his nation, a fight “against globalists.”
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr, Editor At Large