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Immigration: Hungary village mayor calls for fence along Serbia border

FAR-RIGHT Hungarian village mayor Laszlo Toroczkai urged the use of EU funds for border protection yesterday to build a fence along the border with Serbia to keep out migrants from Kosovo.

The forests of Asotthalom in southern Hungary have become a popular stop for migrants seeking to reach Germany and other destinations.

Mr Toroczkai, from the racist Jobbik party, said that a fence would have to be a dozen miles long for his village. “There is no kind of border surveillance now,” he claimed.

“There could be terrorists or criminals among the migrants and it is a risk for Western Europe, too.”

The mayor said that thousands of non-EU citizens reach his village daily, being handed over to police and taken to the city of Szeged for processing.

“There are so many migrants on the buses from here to Szeged that our own residents are unable to get to their jobs on time,” he added.

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