EU Takes Hungary To Court For 'Stop Soros' Law That Prevents Illegal Immigration
Unelected European Commission starts infringement procedures against country
The European Commission is taking the Hungarian government to the Court of Justice of the European Union over its 'Stop Soros' laws that prevent illegal immigration.
Pro-immigration activists who help illegal immigrants face up to a year in jail.
The European Commission, which is an unelected body which serves as the EU’s primary source of EU-level law, began infringement procedures against Hungary in August.
The Commission has now referred the case to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU, or ECJ), according to Hungary Today.
Hungarian MP István Hollik said that the government was prepared for the procedure.
“The government believes that [the ‘Stop Soros’ laws] reflect the will of the Hungarian people and comply with the Geneva convention, the Schengen Agreement, and the Dublin Regulation,” he said.
Hungarian government spokesman Zoltán Kovács said last year:
“The new ‘Stop Soros’ legislative package puts forth a more rigorous response by declaring illegal immigration a grave threat to Hungary’s national security.”
“Committing such offenses regularly, providing financial support for illegal immigration or assisting illegal immigration in exchange for money will constitute felonies, and as such will be punishable by prison sentences of up to one year,” he added.
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But the EU’s infringement proceedings is a just reflection of it imposing its will on countries who dare reject its open border' agenda.
The EU threatened the Hungarians over another NGO law designed to make foreign funding more transparent, in 2017.
In February, Foreign minister Péter Szijjártó has described Hungary's rejection of multiculturalism and mass migration as a resolution to market and demographic challenges.
Szijjártó explained how the country is favoring a more socially cohesive society along with 'pro-family' policies which support local people to 'upskill' and raise their own families.
“We have made it very clear during the debate in the European Union that we do not consider migration as a proper answer to our challenges regarding demography, or our challenges regarding the labor market,” he told Breitbart in an interview.
“When it comes to demography, we would rather support our families to be able to raise more kids, and not to make it an economic decision whether to have another kid or not,” he explained.
The policies the Fidesz-KDNP government under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is supporting include natural population growth instead of opting for mass migration.