Hungary’s Trump-Style Fence Keeps Refugees Out

Jacob Bojesson | Foreign Correspondent

Just 41 refugees have been able to enter Hungary since the country closed its border with a fence Saturday morning.

Hungary has been the point of entry to the European Union for many Syrian migrants on their way to other countries. The country has seen more than 390,000 refugees enter the country so far in 2015, with the daily stream peaking at 10,000.

The government completed a razor-wired fence along the border of Croatia Saturday morning, which has almost completely stopped the influx. Police reported that only 41 refugees entered the country Sunday, the lowest daily number of the year. (RELATED: Border Patrol Kills Refugee Trying To Enter EU)

Migrants now have to take an extra route and enter through Slovenia, one of the smallest countries in the EU with a population of just two million.

Bostjan Sefic, state secretary at Slovenia’s Ministry of the Interior, said Slovenian authorities are struggling to handle the pressure and have been forced to call in the army to help the police keep the situation under control.

“The last 24 hours have been the most demanding and difficult,” Sefic said according to Deutsche Welle. “It has been one of the worst days.”

Sefic also criticized Croatia for its lack of cooperation.

“We have a big problem with the fact that there are no announcements of arrivals,” Sefic said. “They are coming to unassigned places, in an unorganized way, on foot.”

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