In Hungary, politicians actually care about border security and keeping unwanted migrants out.
President Donald Trump continues to struggle to convince House Republicans to fund the construction of his U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Hungary didn’t waste any time fortifying their southern border with Serbia, a country that is responsible for allowing migrants to filter into Hungary and Europe.
In response, Hungary built a massive 96 mile wall that stands 14 feet tall. However, Hungary’s wall is more than just a simple wall.
“Go a little closer and you’ll notice several layers of razor-wire capable of delivering electric shocks, cameras, heat sensors and loud speakers ready to tell migrants they’re about to break Hungarian law if they as much as touch the fence,” The Daily Caller reported.
“More than 1,000 volunteers will receive generous salary and benefit packages when they deploy as ‘border hunters’ after extensive training,” the report explained.
“The area surrounding the fence is closed off for the public. Visitors need to apply for access in advance and photos of guards and the Serbian side are strictly prohibited for security purposes.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
Before the fence and patrols were put in place, Hungary faced a serious illegal immigration problem. As a country placed at the crossroads of several migration routes, it received high numbers of aliens from nearby Serbia as well as long-distance transients from Syria.
“It was an invasion,” stated Laszlo Toroczkai, the mayor of Asotthalom, the town where the fence was completed. “Illegal immigration is a crime in a normal country. It’s not a normal thing to break into a country.”
Once the fence and the patrols were put in place, the results were nothing short of dramatic. Illegal immigration reportedly fell from 6,353 per day in the fence area to only 870 the day after it was built. Now, officials say that the daily number is closer to 40 per day, The Daily Caller reported.
Border guards have noticed an immediate reduction in illegal immigration.
“They don’t even try,” one border guard declared. “We haven’t had a Syrian in six months.”
“It was not unknown what the most effective way to handle illegal border crossings is. Like it or not, and that’s the point we always make, there is no more effective way (to stop) illegal border crossings than building a physical barrier,” said Zoltan Kovacs, a Hungarian government representative.
“You might not like it, it’s not a nice thing, but … the only way to stop illegal border crossings is (to) first build a fence, man it, equip it, and also, in parallel, build up your capabilities in terms of legal confines, legal circumstances to be able to handle what is coming,” he continued.
This further proves why we need to build our own border wall. House Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for allowing our country to be infiltrated by illegal immigrants.
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