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    Hungarian authorities have transferred 1,800 undocumented migrants from the border with Serbia to an area near Austria, Hungary’s M1 television reported Tuesday.

    BUDAPEST (Sputnik) — EU member states have been struggling with an unprecedented influx of refugees as hundreds of thousands try to enter Europe, fleeing violence in their crisis-torn home countries. Many migrants use Hungary as a gateway to more prosperous Western European members of the bloc.

    "[A total of] 1,800 refugees were transferred from Rozske [a village on the border with Serbia] to the town of Hegyeshalom on the border with Austria," M1 said.

    In light of the migrant crisis, Budapest tightened its border legislation, establishing prison terms for illegal border crossings, and deployed around 9,000 servicemen to protect the Hungarian-Serbian border from undocumented migrants.

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