While President Trump’s promised border wall continues to spark outrage across the country, Hungary has begun constructing its second line of fencing along its southern border with Serbia — in hopes of stopping migrants from coming and going as they please.
The government spokesman’s office confirmed on Monday that they had started constructing the new high-tech barricade and expected to finish it in a few months, according to reports.
The nation claims the wall is drastically needed because they expect a surge in migrants entering the country this year.
“Spring is coming,” government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs told Euronews. “We see that around Europe, according to a German estimate, there are at least 6-6.5 million people waiting to enter the EU.”
A barbed-wire fence, which was erected in 2015, is already in place along Hungary’s southern border — between Serbia and Croatia. The barrier was ultimately built to combat the influx of refugees fleeing war-torn regions in Syria and other nearby nations.
While the fencing has reportedly helped stop terrorists from entering Germany through Hungary, like they have been known to do for years, the move has been blasted by human rights advocates.
Officials said Monday that at least 6 miles of the new barricade have already been built. The fence is equipped with surveillance cameras and heat and motion detectors, according to Sputnik news agency.
A trench — which will be dug between the two barricades — is also reportedly in the works.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was the first EU leader to endorse President Trump last summer as he continued to push his promise to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.
Last week, the Dept. of Homeland Security announced that it was beginning to ask companies to submit designs for the structure, beginning on March 6. President Trump also vowed to begin building the U.S.-Mexico border wall once again on Friday during his CPAC speech.
“We have to, to turn things around,” he said. “The era of empty talk is over. It’s over. Now is the time for action.”
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