Sunday, September 20, 2015

Stand With Hungary

Map: Nuclearvacuum

The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees:

The Contracting States shall not impose penalties, on account of their illegal entry or presence, on refugees who, coming directly from a territory where their life or freedom was threatened in the sense of article 1, enter or are present in their territory without authorization, provided they present themselves without delay to the authorities and show good cause for their illegal entry or presence. (Article 31, (1))

Sorry, but Hungary doesn't share a border with Syria.  Hungary shares borders with Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia.

None of the countries that Hungary shares a border with... shares a border with Syria nor, may I point out, does the EU.

Hungary is under no obligation to open its borders to Syrian refugees. 

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