Hungary to legislate for detention or rapid deportation of migrants: PM

February 13, 2015 11:06 AM

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BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary plans to pass a law to allow the extended detention or rapid deportation of illegal immigrants, to avoid becoming a "camp" for economic migrants, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.

Hungary is experiencing a surge of illegal entries from the south, mostly from impoverished Kosovo, the source of 10,000 asylum applications in January alone.

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