The crisis caused by mass immigration prompted the interior ministry to advise the government to declare state of emergency(?) (válsághelyzet) at Tuesday's cabinet meeting said János Lázár at Thursday's press conference in Budapest.
The head of the Prime Minister's office also remarked that the cabinet dropped the idea to set up open Transit Zones on the Hungarian - Serbian border.
Lázár announced that instead, the government plans to expand the capacity of the already functioning reception centers in the next two weeks where migrants can be safely housed.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had instructed Interior Minister Sándor Pintér to propose the setting up of at least 2-3 additional reception centers.
The head of the Prime Minister's Office informed the press that this year 176 thousand illegal immigrants have crossed the Hungarian border.
In relation to mass immigration, the national security cabinet receives signals that the activities of organized criminal networks, and possibility of terrorist threat are also growing in Hungary.
Lázár announced that starting September 15 at 0 am a new era begins in Hungary; those who continue to opt for entering the European Union through Hungary, must respect the laws and can do so only through official entry points.
At the border crossings migrants can submit their applications for asylum, which will be assessed no more than 12-14 days - the government also provides legal aid to those chose this option of entering the European Union.
There will be two categories of migrants: those who submit their applications for refugee status - these people will be transported to reception centers across the country, and can freely move in the territory of Hungary; the rest can wait in the border region or in Serbia. Serbia must also play its part of feeding and managing migrants; the government asking aid organizations to help supplying migrants with basic necessities.
Lázár told to the press that the construction of the border fence was sped up and there was a good chance that it would be ready before October 31. He also remarked that the railway track near Röszke on the Hungarian - Serbian border will also be closed.
The head of the Prime Minister's Office remarked that the legislation that will allow the deployment of troops in the border region will be passed at end of September.
Lázár rejected allegations of western powers that the Hungarian government does not treat migrants humanely. He also rejected Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann's criticism of the prime minister and the Hungarian government calling it scandalous.
Regarding Germany, Lázár rejected the commonly held view among the general public that Germany invites migrants because German industry needs cheap slave labor.
Western press attacks on Hungary have to do with Hungary's rejection of the quota system and western machinations to build a huge refugee camp in the country (where western powers can dump and store migrants they don't want ed.)
Regarding the quota system Lázár remarked that the Hungarian government doesn't refuse to debate the initiative but first, all countries must agree on key issues, for example, what is the primary objective of the initiative? - which must be the protection of Eu's borders.
Hungary rejects the dictate of several European powers on the quota system and adhering to the agreement concluded with its Visegrad partners and to the decision of the European Council summit meeting.
Lázár also stressed that the Hungarian government strongly rejects the idea of setting up refugee hot spots in Hungary that would operate under the control of the European Commission. There is no chance that refugee camps like that, which can host hundreds of thousands of migrants can ever be built in the territory of Hungary said János Lázár.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)