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    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)

    The Hungarian prime minister administration said that the number of undocumented migrants who arrived in Hungary on Saturday through the border with Croatia reached over 4,000.

    BEREMEND (Hungary) (Sputnik) — Some 4,200 undocumented migrants arrived in Hungary on Saturday through the border with Croatia, a security adviser to the country's prime minister said.

    “4,200 refugees arrived in a day,” Gyorgy Bakondi told journalists, adding that people arrive on trains and buses set up by the Croatian government.

    Migrants arrive through several check points on the Hungarian-Croatian border, including Beremend and Letenye, Bakondi added.

    Earlier in September, the Hungarian government passed new border legislation, introducing tougher penalties such as detention or deportation for illegally crossing the border or damaging the border fence. Thousands of migrants that used Hungary as a transit zone to enter the European Union, went to Croatia.

    On Friday, Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic announced that the country was no longer capable of registering and housing all the refugees arriving there, and therefore started sending them to its external borders by bus.

    Over 500,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in the European Union since the beginning of 2015, according to the European Commission.

    Major Migrant Crisis in Europe (1819)


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