Skip to Content

George Soros; Viktor Orban (Wikipedia)

Hungary: Jail time proposed for NGO’s aiding illegals

Legislation was submitted to the Hungarian parliament this week to ensure that illegal undocumented migrants will no longer be assisted by NGOs. Prime Minister Viktor Orban called the bill the "Stop Soros" initiative.

Published: June 1, 2018, 10:32 am

    Read more

    Budapest

    Earlier proposed legislation suggested levying a 25 percent tax on foreign contributions to NGOs, but the bill was later scrapped.

    The latest addition to the “Stop Soros” package includes punishment of up to a year in prison for individuals or organisations that help migrants submit requests for asylum when they are not entitled to protection.

    According to Euractiv those who help such illegals to gain residency in Hungary face jail time under legislation submitted to parliament on Tuesday.

    An amendment to the constitution was proposed so no “alien population” may be settled in Hungary, rejecting European Union imposed quotas of migrants.

    The new bill targets foreigners who sought to enter Hungary via a third country in which they were not directly exposed to persecution, which legally rules out asylum.

    The text of the legislation on parliament’s website, states: “Those who provide financial means … or conduct this organisational activity (for illegal immigration) on a regular basis will be punishable with up to one year in prison.”

    Many NGO and advocacy groups now complain they are the direct targets of this legislation. They claim that their work is “legal” and promote “democratic values”.

    The Hungarian Helsinki Committee, said the bill would bring back “an era of fear, unheard of since the fall of communist dictatorship”. The draft legislation was also condemned by the UN refugee agency.

    The UNHCR, in a statement from Geneva, called on Hungary to scrap the draft law, saying it would deprive asylum-seekers of “vital services” and encourage “rising xenophobic attitudes”.

    While millions of mainly Muslim migrants have entered the EU since 2015, very few have sought to settle in Hungary. Official data show that in 2017 only a total of 1 291 migrants obtained some form of international protection in Hungary, mostly Afghans, Syrians and Iraqis.

    Recent protests against the Hungarian president are driven by the same NGOs, as these are typically involved in subversive activities to install migrant-friendly regimes. Orban has likened the Soros-funded NGO’s to “the [Ottoman] sultan with his army, the Habsburg kaiser with his raiders and the Soviets with their comrades”.

    On Tuesday, Soros attacked Orban in a speech at the European Council on Foreign Relations in London, saying that Orban’s “Christian Europe is challenging the values on which the European Union was founded”.

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto in Washington this week to pressure Hungary to keep NGOs because they “underscore the importance of maintaining a vibrant civil society” according to a State Department spokesperson.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    Europe

    Unvaccinated are ‘the best of mankind’

    ParisFrench General Christian Blanchon, aged 58, commanded the 1st Parachute Regiment at Toulouse. He served as an officer in operations in Lebanon, Chad, Central Africa and Kosovo. And on September 9, 2022, this highly respected general published a tribute to the unvaccinated, which has gone viral on social media, but is being ignored by the mainstream media.

    The ‘lunatic in the Kremlin’ is surprisingly lucid

    MoscowMuch is being said about Putin's grand speech on the annexation of former Ukrainian territories. But the alleged “madman in the Kremlin”, in contrast to the geriatric US President Joe Biden, offered valuable insights into the neoliberal and neocolonial Anglo-Saxon world view.

    Meloni sticks to Anglo-Saxon course

    RomeFor those who had hoped that cooler heads would prevail, Italy's likely new head of government, Giorgia Meloni, has made an important political announcement: immediately after her election victory, she declared her solidarity with Ukraine and assured Kiev's President Zelensky of Italy's continued full support.

    US helicopters circled over Nordstream for weeks

    Gdansk/RønneMore and more disturbing details are coming to light in connection with the bombing of the Nordstream pipeline in the Baltic Sea.

    Nordstream pipeline likely sabotaged

    The politically motivated sabotage behind the apparently serious and wanton damage to the gas pipelines Nordstream 1 and Nordstream 2 were likely ordered by a technically and militarily highly developed state. The aim of this crime, a very large-scale crime, could only have been to destroy any hope of further gas deliveries from Russia to Germany.

    Hungarian FM: Europe’s narrative about war no longer relevant

    New YorkAt the UN General Assembly in New York, Hungarian Foreign Minister Szijjártó made an interesting observation: Europe has long since lost the "race of narratives" in connection with the Ukraine war.

    Industrialist: ‘The Americans control everything in the background’

    Burladingen German industrialist Wolfgang Grupp, the CEO of textile giant Trigema, does not understand why Germans suddenly see Vladimir Putin as a mortal enemy. He believes that the US is controlling everything in the background and are the only winners of this war.

    German secret service operates fake accounts to lure ‘right-wing extremists’

    BerlinAnyone who criticizes the German system is quickly labelled as an "extremist". But because the state still has not found enough "right-wing extremists", it has decided to help a little bit.

    EU states are fighting over the repeal of veto right

    BrusselsThe member countries of the European Union have revived the debate on whether to introduce majority voting on some issues of foreign or security policy instead of the current need for unanimous consent of all the bloc's states.

    Meat ads banned in Dutch city to fight ‘climate change’

    HaarlemThe city of Haarlem in the Netherlands has taken the radical decision to become the first city in the world to ban meat advertising in public places from 2024, due to its "climate impact", according to a decision drawn up by the environmental party GroenLinks.

    Go to archive