Thousands of Refugees Refuse to Cross Serbia-Hungary Border Fearing Police

© AP Photo / Marko DrobnjakovicMigrants waiting in line to board buses in Hungary
Migrants waiting in line to board buses in Hungary - Sputnik International
Several thousand refugees have refused to cross the Serbian border with Hungary in order to evade registration by police, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported on Wednesday .

ROSZKE (Sputnik) — According to the EU regulations, a refugee must apply for asylum in a member state of the first entry into the bloc.

"They will force us to register and to apply for asylum, then we would have to stay in Hungary and would not be able to go to Germany or Sweden", a young men from Afghanistan said.

Migrants are controlled by police officers at a refugee collection point near the Hungarian-Serbian border of Roszke village on September 7, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Many of those who have accumulated on the border are setting up tents near the Hungarian village of Roszke.

Hungary is being used as a gateway to wealthier EU countries by thousands of migrants. As a result, the country is experiencing an unprecedented influx of undocumented immigrants.

Budapest estimates that over 156,000 migrants have illegally entered the country since the beginning of 2015.

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