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Hungary says it will register all migrants but cannot give shelter to 'economic migrants'

Hungary's Foreign Minister has said that Hungary will register all migrants entering its borders, but will send economic migrants back to the country they entered from.

Hungary's Foreign Minister said the country cannot 'bear the burden' of economic migrants. Credit: Reuters

We plan to register all migrants regardless of the fact that we are not the first member state they enter. We will register everyone who submits the request for asylum and carry out the procedure.

If the decision is positive the refugee can stay, but if it is not positive we cannot give shelter to the economic migrants, we cannot bear that burden, so they will be returned where they come from

– Peter Szijjarto, Hungary's Foreign Minister


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