Hungary Begins Crackdown on Refugees
Headline Roundup September 15th, 2015
A main gateway to central Europe slammed shut Tuesday as Hungary closed its border to refugees, finishing work on a 100-mile fence spooled with razor wire and arresting dozens of desperate migrants who tried to sneak across.
Hungary on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in two of its southeastern counties in response to the migration crisis, a move that paves the way to deploy the army to the border with Serbia to stop the flow of migrants that has been entering the country.
New laws came into effect in Hungary on Tuesday meant to stem the flow of desperate people trying to transit the country, with tough penalties for anyone breaking through a newly finished fence spanning the border with Serbia—11.5 feet high and topped with spikes of razor wire.