Source : Subotica com
Thousands of migrants, mostly from the Far East has been passing and temporary staying in Subotica in last several years. Migrants who due to economical reasons or political instability in their home countries are trying to found a “better life” in the richer and more developed part of the world, in the European Union.
As the EU border are less reachable for these people than the walls of the medieval fortress, their attempts to pass Serbian-Hungarian and reach their final destination – Germany, France, Great Britain – came out as illegal cross-border actions, in which most of them ends up in prison or in fron of the courts.
The most frequent location of such attempts is the border crossing Horgos-Reske (border crossing between Serbia and Hungary), which is the best guarded border crossing in Europe. During the 2013 in the territory of the Hungary, Congrad county, which included crossing of Reske, has revealed more than six thousand illegal immigrants, which is almost five times more than in 2012.
This number can be explained by the fact that in “shelters” for migrants on the territory of Subotica, their number decreased in 2013. In last years migrants were mostly staying in abandoned parts of the old landfill, in cardboard shacks, or in a nearby cemetery in Subotica.
Caused by this large number of “caught” in illegal border crossings, Hungary in 2013 it is decided to open a refugee camp close to the Hungarian-Serbian border in Nađfa near Segedin, , where migrants – refugees from Asian countries, will be stationed until the legal proceedings against them end.
Otherwise, each EU country has obligation to provide the temporary shelter for illegal migrants who were caught , but accomodation capacities that already exist in Hungary are largely full.