How do you stop migrants? In Hungary, with ‘border hunters.’

October 1, 2016 9:30 AM

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How do you stop migrants? In Hungary, with ‘border hunters.’

GYOR, Hungary — During a recruiting fair at a police proving ground here, a gaggle of teenagers ogled a display of machine guns, batons and riot gear. A glossy flier held out the promise of rugged patrols in 4x4s, super-cool body-heat detecting equipment, night- vision goggles and migrant-sniffing dogs.

This nation that once sat behind the Iron Curtain is offering a rare glimpse into a world where the build-a-wall mentality to keep migrants out rules the land. On Sunday, Hungarians will cast ballots in a national referendum on European Union quotas for accepting asylum seekers, with polls showing a...

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