Sunday, July 16, 2023

Why is Hungary's Prime Minister against immigrants?

 Hungary's Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, has been known for his anti-immigrant stance, which he has expressed on several occasions

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 Orban believes that illegal immigrants arriving in Europe pose a public security and terror risk and that there is a clear link between illegal immigrants and a rising threat of terrorism
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 Orban has also described the arrival of asylum seekers in Europe as "a poison" and has said that Hungary does not want or need "a single migrant"
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However, there is no evidence that immigrants in Hungary have done any harm to people or the country. During the 2015-16 European migrant and refugee crisis, the European Union asked Hungary to find homes for 1,294 refugees, but the Hungarian government spent approximately 28 million euros on a xenophobic anti-immigrant campaign instead of accepting the EU decision
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 Moreover, Hungary's treatment of refugees is tied to a strain of Hungarian anti-Semitism and xenophobia that dates back to the end of World War II
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In conclusion, Hungary's Prime Minister is against immigrants due to his belief that they pose a public security and terror risk. However, there is no evidence that immigrants in Hungary have done any harm to people or the country.

Citations:
[1] https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/orban-reshapes-migration-policy-hungary
[2] https://www.rferl.org/a/hungary-orban-immigrants-threaten-europe/27152248.html
[3] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/26/hungarian-prime-minister-viktor-orban-praises-donald-trump
[4] https://www.vox.com/2015/9/18/9349081/syrian-refugees-hungary-viktor-orban
[5] https://www.brookings.edu/articles/anti-muslim-populism-in-hungary-from-the-margins-to-the-mainstream/
[6] https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/hungary-defy-eu-court-ruling-over-migration-policy-orban-says-2021-12-21/

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