Modern-day progressives have a deep love for all things Europe, desiring from the bottom of their hearts to transform the Land of Liberty into a socialist nightmare like the ones that exist in several countries across the pond.
Strangely, despite how awesome left-wingers claim this political system to be, many of our European brethren are adopting more, shall we say, “conservative” ideas and policies, which are producing great results for them.
Take Hungary for example. They recently put up a wall along the border. Take a stab at what happened? They reduced illegal immigration by 99 percent.
According to Breitbart,
Hungary has slashed illegal immigration by over 99 per cent after rolling out a series of powerful border fences in response to the European migrant crisis, possibly providing a lesson as to the potential impact of constructing President Trump’s much-discussed southern wall in the U.S.
Speaking on the second anniversary of the government’s move to seal Hungary’s border with Serbia — which is also an external border for the European Union — Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Chief Security Advisor, György Bakondi, announced that the fences have caused illegal immigration to collapse from 391,000 in 2015, to 18,236 in 2016, to just 1,184 in 2017.
“The system of technical barriers is the key to the success of border security, and without it, it would be impossible to stop the mass arrival of immigrants”, the security chief explained.
Hungary had to respond rapidly to the migrant influx which burst upon Europe after Germany’s Angela Merkel announced there was “no limit” on the number of asylum seekers her own country would accept, so its frontiers are defended by twin fences peppered with watchtowers and patrolled by thousands of newly recruited border guards rather than a solid wall — which would have taken longer to construct.
Nevertheless, as it has been steadily reinforced illegal migration has slowed to a trickle — drawing the ire of open borders activists like billionaire financier George Soros and globalist officials at the European Union and the United Nations.
Others are demanding that Hungary also get rid of the border-spanning transit zones that enable them to detain immigrants seeking asylum in the country until their claims are verified.
These zones were put up right after the 2015 Paris terrorist attack when most of those involved were discovered to have traveled through the country.
Hungary is taking all of the right steps to ensure that its citizens and those of other countries that would-be terrorists might try to reach through their nation are kept as safe as possible.
They’ve realistically assessed the threat level that open borders presented to their country and took the proper steps to end such a threat, placing the safety of their people above political correctness.
There’s a lot we could learn from them in this case.