Migration to EU: Hungary suspends asylum rule

  • Hungary has suspended an EU asylum rule which makes it obligatory for the country to take back asylum seekers who first entered Hungary but then traveled to other countries.

    A spokesperson for the Hungarian government said that the decision was taken because illegal immigration had overburdened the country.

    The decision comes days after the government said that it would erect a border wall to prevent migrants from crossing into Hungary.

    Hungary says that it is responding to the “escalated situation” of increased migration.

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