- 11 May 2016 9:00 AM
Further, the new law makes it legal to detain migrants who may later be sent back to other countries from Hungary under the Dublin III rules.
Lawmakers also tightened the rules for applying for a residence permit as a significant number of citizens from developing countries had been found to be abusing the application system in a way that later prevents authorities from expelling them.
Parliament also voted to make it easier for the state to issue residence permits “out of national economic interests”.
The package was approved with 113 votes in favour, 40 against and 21 abstentions.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.