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HIDVÉGHI: FIDESZ TO CALL FOR DROPPING 'MIGRANT VISA' PLANS

 

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz wants plans for a migrant visa scheme being put forward in the new European Parliament to be scrapped, Balázs Hidvéghi, a MEP-elect of the party, said. Under the scheme visas would be issued to immigrants in a fast-track procedure at embassies and consular missions of EU member states outside the bloc without any security checks, Hidvéghi told a press conference. “The aim is to open up the gates of Europe to millions of potential immigrants,” he said, insisting that “pro-migration forces” had managed to have a draft adopted by the EP in December last year with support from Hungarian leftist opposition MEPs. “Experience shows that it is almost impossible to send an immigrant back to their country of origin, even if they are staying in Europe illegally”, Hidvéghi said, adding that “this poses a risk to Europe’s citizens”.