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Monday, 29 June 2015

IMMIGRATION & POLICY

Hungary to Migrants: Keep Out!
By Rebecca McCray

As the influx of migrants fleeing Africa and the Middle East for Europe continues, countries in the European Union are bickering over how to share the bureaucratic burden of resettling approximately 60,000 asylum seekers. The migrants, many of whom are from Syria and Eritrea, have posed a significant challenge for Greece and Italy, whose location makes the countries the gateway to Europe after the dangerous Mediterranean crossing.  


While some of the countries participating in discussions about the migrant crisis in Brussels this week agreed that migrants should be evenly distributed throughout the 28-member EU, countries like Hungary and Lithuania have expressed pointed resistance to the proposed resettlement plan.

Hungary’s resistance is taking the form of a 4 meter-high fence along its border with Serbia, constructed to keep migrants out. “This is a necessary step,” government spokesman Zoltán Kovács told The Guardian. “We need to stop the flood.”

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán attracted criticism in April when he announced the government would send a survey to all Hungarian adults seeking their views on the link between migration and terrorism, and whether or not they would support detaining migrants in camps. Cecile Pouilly, a spokesperson for the United Nations’ human rights office called the survey “extremely biased.”

"It is this government’s duty to fight against discrimination and xenophobia and by linking these two issues they are doing the opposite," Pouilly reportedly said during a U.N. briefing in Geneva.

The Hungarian government has also used taxpayer dollars to erect anti-migrant billboards around the country, according to the BBC. One such billboard reads “If you come to Hungary, don’t take the jobs of Hungarians.” Hungary, like the rest of the world, was hit hard by the financial crisis in 2008, but its economy has steadily been recovering in recent years.

To counter the government’s campaign, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees’ office in central Europe has published stories of immigrants who have successfully joined Hungarian society, such as Zia Karimi, an immigrant who fled persecution in Afghanistan and is now a chef in a Budapest hotel.

Meanwhile, anti-migrant sentiment is growing in other Eastern and Central European countries. The Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia have also rejected the EU’s resettlement quota plan. An editorial from the Slovak liberal daily paper SME argued that these countries have “forgotten their own refugee past,” pointing out how many Poles, Czechoslovakians, and Hungarians were forced to flee during communist reign.

At the same time, anti-Islam sentiment is reportedly on the rise in the Czech Republic. A Facebook group called “We do not want Islam in the Czech Republic” circulated a petition that has apparently been signed by 145,000 Czech citizens opposing the integration of refugees. At the presentation of the petition to the Czech Parliament on Tuesday, members of the group allegedly made racist comments, including a warning that refugees from Africa and the Middle East will introduce dangerous diseases to the country—a common refrain among xenophobes. 

Discrimination against groups perceived as outsiders in Central and Eastern Europe has historically fallen largely on Jewish and Romani, or Roma, peoples native to those lands. Today, anti-Semitic and anti-Roma sentiment appears to be echoed in these countries’ rejection of the current wave of refugees.


source:  Takepart.com

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We must rise above tribalism & divide & rule of the colonialist who stole & looted our treasure & planted their puppets to lord it over us..they alone can decide on whosoever is performing & the one that is corrupt..but the most corrupt nations are the western countries that plunder the resources of other nations & make them poorer & aid the rulers to steal & keep such ill gotten wealth in their country..yemen,syria etc have killed more than gadhafi but its not A̷̷̴ good investment for the west(this is laughable)because oil is not in these countries..when obasanjo annihilated the odi people in rivers state, they looked away because its in their favour & interest..one day! Samosa Iyoha

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I was amazed to find a website for Africans in Hungary.
Looks like you have quite a community there. Here in SA we have some three million Zimbabweans living in exile and not much sign of going home ... but in Hungary??? Hope to meet you on one of my trips to Europe; was in Steirmark Austria near the Hungarian border earlier this month. Every good wish for 2011. Geoff in Jo'burg

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Interesting interview...
I think from what have been said, the Nigerian embassy here seem to be more concern about its nationals than we are for ourselves. Our complete disregard for the laws of Hungary isn't going to help Nigeria's image or going to promote what the Embassy is trying to showcase. So if the journalists could zoom-in more focus on Nigerians living, working and studying here in Hungary than scrutinizing the embassy and its every move, i think it would be of tremendous help to the embassy serving its nationals better and create more awareness about where we live . Taking the issues of illicit drugs and forged documents as typical examples.. there are so many cases of Nigerians been involved. But i am yet to read of it in e.news. So i think if only you and your journalists could write more about it and follow up on the stories i think it will make our nationals more aware of what to expect. I wouldn't say i am not impressed with your work but you need to be more of a two way street rather than a one way street . Keep up the good work... Sylvia

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