I've pointed out before that Europe's so-called "refugee" crisis isn't a refugee crisis at all - it's a wave of economic migrants, using conflict as an excuse to move to a place where they can improve themselves and make a better living. It's a reality that won't go away anytime soon, and won't be solved by merely accommodating more of them.
Now Hungary's foreign minister has revealed the true scale of the problem.
SHOCK estimates predict up to 35 MILLION refugees could head for Europe due to hugely unstable situations across the world.
The huge figure was revealed today by Hungary's minister for foreign affairs and trade Peter Szijjártó.
Speaking as the country begins work on its second fence to stop migrants heading across its border he predicted the current crisis will continue for years.
Mr Szijjártó told the Hungarian Times: "The name of the fence is 'Temporary Security Border Fence' but I think there is no question that in this case temporary means years.
"It's a self delusion to call this situation a migration crisis; it is a massive migration of nations, with inexhaustible reserves.
"I don't think that the analysis results, stating that 30-35 million people out there could possibly become migrants, would be an exaggeration.
"Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are all countries with a huge population and an extremely unstable situation."
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Migrants look to break through to Hungary as that sees them enter the European Union's Schengen Zone which offers free movement between member countries.
He said: "The recent international political decisions created an unstable situation around Europe that makes sure that the amount of people won't decrease.
"If we want to keep the freedom of movement in the European Union, we have to protect the outer borders."
There's more at the link.
His remarks come as Croatia admitted openly that it's trying to force Hungary to accept 'migrants' moving through its territory towards the European Union.
Hungary was racing to seal its southern border on Saturday after accusing Croatia of “people smuggling” as the neighbouring country chose to bus thousands of migrants to the frontier.
The Hungarian authorities tried to prevent Croatia from funnelling migrants onto its territory by erecting the first 25 miles of a razor wire fence along the boundary between the two countries.
Almost 21,000 migrants have arrived in Croatia since Wednesday. The government admitted that its policy for dealing with the influx was to send the migrants straight to the northern border and leave them to cross into Hungary. About 8,000 had followed this route by Saturday.
Hungary, where the right-wing government of Viktor Orban has vowed to defend "Christian Europe" against the mainly Muslim migrants, accused Croatia of "violating Hungary's sovereignty" by sending buses and trains packed with migrants over their joint border. It warned it might block Zagreb's accession to Europe's Schengen zone of passport-free travel.
Zoran Milanovic, the Croatian prime minister, in turn said that his government had successfully “forced” Hungary to accept the arrivals, adding: “And we'll keep doing it”.
He added: "Croatia will not become the refugee centre of Europe.”
Refugees were being taken in their thousands across Croatia by coach to the frontier with Hungary. The Telegraph saw more than 30 buses led by a police escort arriving at the Beremend crossing.
Most of the refugees appeared to be Syrians. The Croat authorities showed no interest in registering them or checking them in any way. “It’s not our problem - we have given up,” said one Croat border guard. “Now we will just send them straight to where they want to go.”
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Hungary has given a furious response to Croatia’s declared policy of trying to pass thousands of migrants into its hands. Peter Szijjarto, the foreign minister, denounced Croatia’s behaviour, saying: "Instead of honestly making provision for the immigrants, it sent them straight to Hungary. What kind of European solidarity is this?"
Zoltan Kovacs, a Hungarian government spokesman, went still further by accusing Croatia of “intentional participation in people smuggling”.
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Slovenia is now preparing to be next in the path of the human tide. Already, groups of migrants have tried to enter the country, only to find rows of police holding them back at border crossings.
Again, more at the link.
Croatia has no interest in spending the huge amount of time, energy and resources required to control the influx. Instead, it's simply handing the problem over to its northern neighbor. Of course, this is precisely what nations south of the USA have been doing for years. They're deliberately funneling all the illegal alien traffic trying to reach this country through their own territories, refusing to control it or do anything to stop it. They're simply passing the problem on to us. (Indeed, many of those countries would find it hard to survive economically without the money sent back to them by illegal aliens in the USA. It's in their own self-interest to help illegals to succeed.)
We need to understand that Europe's problem is the USA's problem as well. Our illegal aliens don't come only from Syria or the Middle East: they come from all over, but they're seeking precisely the same thing that the European so-called 'refugees' are seeking. All of the latter are now well away from the war zone that caused their initial flight. They're now passing through countries that could offer them a safe refuge . . . but they don't want to stop there, because they're no longer looking for safety. They've found that already. Instead, they want a better life in economic terms, and they're determined to get it - even if that means freeloading on the generosity of other countries' welfare systems, or depriving their citizens of jobs, rights, etc. in order to get them for themselves. They don't care about the law. They're in this for Number One - themselves.
Donald Trump is right. Immigration is THE issue in the 2016 Presidential elections. If he continues to hammer home this truth, and his opponents continue to punt on the issue, I predict he'll win the Republican nomination - unless the party 'establishment', which is dominated by pro-amnesty interests, somehow rigs the process to keep him out. If they do, then I hope he runs as an independent and trounces the party's candidate in the polls. I don't care whether or not he's the best candidate for the Presidency. However, I care deeply that he's the only candidate saying the right things about how to deal with illegal aliens.
Send them back.
Force them out.
Get rid of them.
Unless and until we do that, we're crippling our economy and our national sovereignty with every new arrival.